Giving the West the Best

Why we should have an architectural competition to design the Western Sydney Airport at Bagdery's Creek

This proposal highlights how enthusiasm can be generated for the Badgerys Creek airport by creating an open architectural competition. Such a competition would develop the visual imagery of the airport. It would also allow local residents and the broader Australian community to engage with the process of designing and building a prominent airport. Architectural competitions have created some of Australia’s best-known icons and have been paramount in making Sydney a world-class city. The airport should be no different.

July 2014
The McKell Institute