3XN’s cutting-edge design for Sydney Fish Market gets the final go-ahead

The largest fish market in the southern hemisphere is envisioned as a major public and cultural destination and an icon for Sydney

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在新南威尔士州政府的最终批准下,屡获殊荣的丹麦建筑事务所3XN与澳洲当地建筑公司BVN和GXN Innovation以及景观建筑公司Aspect Studios将合力为悉尼打造最尖端的鱼市场。这座65000平方米的新鱼市已作为新南威尔士“规划系统加速计划”(Planning System Acceleration Program)的一部分被提上日程,同时也将作为政府应对新冠疫情的后备举措之一,在接下来的几年中为当地居民提供工作和收入保障。

The new 65,000㎡ Sydney Fish Market, designed by award-winning Danish architecture firm 3XN in collaboration with local architect BVN, GXN Innovation, and landscape architect Aspect Studios has been given green light from the NSW Government, thus paving the way for construction on the site to begin within the next eight weeks. The project was approved through the NSW Government’s new Planning System Acceleration Program that is fast-tracking planning assessments, introduced as part of the governmental response to the COVID-19 pandemic to keep people in jobs and the economy moving.

▼项目鸟瞰,Aerial view ©3XN


Place-making fosters community


In designing this project, 3XN was inspired by the traditional market archetype, which appears throughout history and across cultures. As both a working market and a significant community and visitor destination, 3XN’s design elegantly integrates public accessibility with an operating harbour and wholesale market.  In other cities around the world, wholesale fish markets are closed to the public because of the risks posed by industrial machinery and processes.

▼市场建筑外观,Market Building Elevation ©3XN

▼海滨步道,Promenade view ©3XN


Informal gatherings and contemplative recreation


The amphitheatre staircases that lead from the plazas to the public market are a continuation of the surrounding landscape, establishing a foreshore promenade around Blackwattle Bay and opening a new public route along the water’s edge. This connects the local neighbourhood to the Central Business District and Woolloomooloo beyond. The stairs also double as places to sit and enjoy the surroundings. In this way, the stairs are converted into public spaces where people can enjoy their food and the view over the bay to the Anzac Bridge.

▼大楼梯提供了类似于露天剧场般的空间,View to the amphitheatre staircases ©www.mir.no

▼临水的公共空间,A new public route along the water’s edge ©www.mir.no


Environmental and social sustainable design


The building’s roof is an integral aspect of the fish market’s iconic design but also its overall sustainability strategy. Shaped to respond to the spatial demands of the program below, it also harvests rainwater for reuse, protects the retail spaces from the sun, and filters daylight for operations below. The unique form uses prevailing winds to extract hot air and protects the sellers from southerly winds. The canopy, made from timber and aluminium is designed to be as permeable as possible, minimising the need for air conditioning, while also deflecting direct sunlight. The waste systems employed in the new fish market aim to recycle industrial food waste. A comprehensive strategy for recyclables will be instituted and managed to optimise consumables and the fish market will reprocess materials used in packaging and operations.

▼室内空间:东侧入口,Interior – east entrance ©3XN

▼顶棚结构由木材和铝材制成,展现出良好的通透性 ©3XN
The canopy, made from timber and aluminium is designed to be as permeable as possible


Visitor numbers to the new market are expected to double over the next 10 years, from three million to six million each year. A tender process is underway for the major construction phase, which is expected to start in early 2021. The new building is expected to open in 2024.

▼夜间街景,View from the street by night ©3XN

▼夜间海上视角,View from the water ©www.mir.no

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