Top Architects Warn Sydney’s Future Is a ‘High-Rise Horror Storey’

  • 2017-10-17
  • The Daily Telegraph

Plans to scatter Sydney’s southern suburbs with high-rises will create eyesores to be regretted for generations.

That’s the fear prompting some of Australia’s leading architects to call on the NSW government to rethink its plans to rezone the southwest for towers of up to 25 storeys.

Five gold medal-winning architects, including internationally renowned Glenn Murcutt, and 12 other award-winners signed a petition saying the plan was “inappropriate” for future generations.

Building residential high-rise around rail stations in Canterbury, Campsie and Belmore overlooked important factors like sunlight, street design and public space, the petition said.