Green Square Library and Plaza

168 architects from around the world entered the design competition to create a new library and plaza for Green Square. These important community spaces will sit at the heart of the new Green Square Town Centre, and will shape and define this growing area.
A jury of architects, designers and cultural experts short-listed the entries. (To see who was on the Design Competition Jury click here.)
The winning design, by Stewart Hollenstein with Colin Stewart Architects, was announced on Tuesday 26 February 2013.
The design features an innovative below ground vision and is described by the architects as a "community living room."
Read more about the winning design and see images in the library.  More details on the competition are available on the City of Sydney website.


  • Winners announced: Sunken treasure at Green Square Library


    An innovative below ground vision has been chosen by the City of Sydney as the winner of the international design competition for the new Green Square Library and plaza.

    A jury of leading Australian and international architects unanimously chose the entry from Stewart Hollenstein with Colin Stewart Architects as the winner praising it as “by far the most interesting and stimulating” of more than 160 received.

    Jury member Glenn Murcutt, a winner of architecture’s highest award, the Pritzker Prize, hailed the winning design as “brilliant” and “a superb solution”.

    “You have got dynamite, it’s fantastic…it has the....Read more

    by Project Coordinator 26 Feb 2013, 01:00 PM
  • Finalists announced: World-beating vision for heart of Green Square

    Australian architects have reaffirmed their world class credentials with four of the five short-listed designs in the Green Square Library and Plaza design competition being home grown.

    The top five designs hail from architects in Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide and Fremantle, joining a firm from England’s West Midlands. They were drawn from the 168 entries that poured in from 29 countries and from around the nation.

    The five finalists and their designs are (they can be viewed in the online library):

    Sydney: Stewart Hollenstein in association with Colin Stewart (entry #124) This design sees the space as....Read more

    by Yvette 19 Oct 2012, 03:41 PM
  • Green Square Library and Plaza Design Competition


    The City of Sydney has invited local and international architects to take part in the design of a new library building and plaza for the Green Square Town Centre development.

    The library and community centre, to be located around Green Square Railway Station, will be part of the commercial, retail and cultural heart of the $8 billion development, - a new village hub in the City's south that is expected to accommodate about 40,000 residents by 2031 and 22,000 workers.

    The City has set aside $25 million for the 3000-square-metre library, which will house a customer service centre,....Read more

    by Project Coordinator 14 Sep 2012, 10:29 AM