• Rouse-Hill-Town-Centre, urban town centre, library,shopping centre,cafe, retail, multi residential
  • Rouse-Hill-Town-Centre, urban town centre, library,shopping centre,cafe, retail, multi residential
  • Rouse-Hill-Town-Centre, urban town centre, library,shopping centre,cafe, retail, multi residential
  • Rouse-Hill-Town-Centre, urban town centre, library,shopping centre,cafe, retail, multi residential
  • Rouse-Hill-Town-Centre, urban town centre, library,shopping centre,cafe, retail, multi residential
  • Rouse-Hill-Town-Centre, urban town centre, library,shopping centre,cafe, retail, multi residential
  • Rouse-Hill-Town-Centre, urban town centre, library,shopping centre,cafe, retail, multi residential
  • Rouse-Hill-Town-Centre, urban town centre, library,shopping centre,cafe, retail, multi residential

Rouse Hill Town Centre

Rouse Hill, Sydney, NSW, Australia

data, awards, description

This award-winning Sydney town centre incorporates clever urban design and ESD to optimise public space.

A comfortable balance The aim for Rouse Hill Town Centre was to find equilibrium between its concurrent roles of meeting place, marketplace and traffic way – all while maintaining links with nature. Additional design considerations attend to the community’s needs, its imminent expansion and climatic environment.

From vision to reality The centre features all the facilities of a small town, including streets and a town square, providing residents with everything they need in one location. There is a shopping-centre precinct, commercial space, cinemas, education, library and community facilities, a health and medical centre, and good transport links.

United success A consortium of three architectural firms – AJ+C, Rice Daubney and Group GSA – delivered the design. In 2010, Rouse Hill Town Centre was named one of the five winners of the Urban Land Institute’s (ULI) Global Awards for Excellence.

  • Date
    2008
  • in assoc.
    Rice Daubney
    Group GSA
  • Cost
    A$470 million
  • area
    Town Centre: 10 ha
    Retail and commercial 65 000 m²
  • Apts
    104 (part of the New Rouse Hill)
  • Owner, developer, manager
    The GPT Group
  • Project management/ construction
    Bovis Lend Lease
  • MP
    Civitas Design and Planning
  • Awards
  • 2010
    Urban Land Institute, Asia Pacific
    -RegionAwards for Excellence
  • 2009
    UDIA NSW Austral Bricks Awards for Excellence
    - Masterplanned Mixed Use Development
  • 2009
    Property Council of Australia Rider Levett Bucknall Awards for Innovation and Excellence
    - Pitney Bowes Business Insight award for shopping Centre Developments
  • 2009
    Property Council of Australia Rider Levett Bucknall Awards for Innovation and Excellence
    - Overall Winner
  • 2008
    Australian Institute of Architects’ National Architecture Awards
    - Walter Burley Griffin Award for Urban Design
  • 2008
    Urban Development Institute of Australia NSW Awards for Excellence
    - High Density Residential
  • 2008
    2008 People’s Choice Award, Banksia Awards for Environmental Excellence
  • 2008
    Australian Institute of Architects (AIA)
    Lloyd Rees Award for Urban Design

news, video, testimonials

  • Press Release: Rouse Hill Town Centre one of the world’s best…
  • Press Release: Rouse Hill Town Centre wins global urban design award.
  • Rouse Hill Town Centre wins construction award
  • Press Release: Rouse Hill Town Centre tops Property Council of Australia Awards
  • Press Release: Australian Institute of Architects’ National Architecture Awards: Walter Burley Griffin Award for Urban Design
  • News: Rouse Hill Town Centre on ABC Radio National’s By Design
  • News: Rouse Hill Town Centre on ABC Radio National’s By Design
  • Announcement: UDIA Award judges give high rise at Rouse Hill the ‘thumbs up’