Macarthur Place


ASPECT Studios




Austral Bricks

Products Used:

Hamlet Paver Collection – Sepia, Blue & Ash

Building Contractor:

Regal Innovations / Sam the Paving Man

Photography Credits:

Simon London

Macarthur Place is an urban pocket park in Ultimo, Sydney, nestled between The Goods Line corridor and the future community hub at Darling Square. Designed by ASPECT Studios for Lendlease, the park represents an important link in the chain of public open space connecting Sydney’s Central railway station with Darling Harbour.

As this is a place of respite and passive recreation for the residents of the adjacent student accommodation, brick was chosen to create a sense of warmth and fine grain in the space.

Bricks were used to reinforce the park’s geometry, creating spaces for gathering and relaxing. Brick is a material with a long
history of use in the Ultimo/Haymarket area, and this material choice references surrounding heritage buildings and the semi-industrial nature of the site.

"Playing with pattern and colour, the designers have used an ordinary material to create an impressive sequence of outdoor spaces that are both elegant and functional."
- Jury 2017 -