Water Falls

2013

Water Falls

Water Falls is an environmental artwork for the Sydney Park Stormwater Harvesting and Reuse Project in St Peters.

Stormwater is harvested from the streets of the surrounding catchment and purified in biofiltration swales throughout the wetlands. The cleansed water leaves the swales in the downstream wetlands along sets of terracotta troughs and falls into the wetland ponds. The support structures provide bird perches to integrate the artwork into both the stormwater and habitat systems of the wetlands.

At the head of the recirculating system ‘water falls’ into the uppermost wetland through a series of interconnected troughs. The water falls from either end of each trough. One end falls to the ensuing lower level trough, the other to the pond below, to create a series of incrementally diminishing water falls. Water Falls was a collaborative project with Turf Design Studio, Alluvium and Dragonfly Environmental.


location
Sydney Park, St Peters
material
Terracotta pipe and steel
client
City of Sydney
awards
2016 Australia Award for Urban Design, Delivered Outcome - Large Scale: Sydney Park Water Re-Use Project by Turf Design Studio and Environmental Partnership with Alluvium, Turpin + Crawford Studio and Dragonfly Environmental 2016 Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences Design Award: Sydney Park Water Re-Use Project by Turf Design Studio and Environmental Partnership with Alluvium, Turpin + Crawford Studio and Dragonfly Environmental 2016 American Architecture Prize (Gold in Landscape Architecture): Sydney Park Water Re-Use Project by Turf Design Studio and Environmental Partnership with Alluvium, Turpin + Crawford Studio and Dragonfly Environmental
collaborators
Turf Design Studio, Environmental Partnership, Alluvium and Dragonfly Environmental