Paddington Reservoir Gardens - Paddington
The City's renewal of Paddington Reservoir Gardens on Oxford Street won the prestigious 2009 Australian Award for Urban Design, from a field of 42 nominated projects. Sustainable Sydney 2030 received a commendation.
And viewers across Australia saw it being given the seal of approval in a stunning feature on ABC's Art Nation.
With its immaculate gardens, boardwalk, lighting and furniture, Paddington Reservoir Gardens offers a relaxing oasis for the community to enjoy in the heart of Paddington.
It has been described as a combination of the Baths of Caracalla and The Hanging Gardens of Babylon.
The roof-top features a stunning sunken garden; vibrant graffiti art has been preserved in the eastern chamber which provides a new space for community and cultural activities; and special lighting highlights the beautiful new timber work and stunning stone of the reservoir.