Ridley has been engaged by Grocon Constructions as the project wide BIM Manager and Documenting Architect for the Ribbon Development. Commencing in August 2016, the Ridley team will deliver documentation and BIM Services through the Design Development, Construction Documentation and Site Services phases.
The Ribbon is a breathtaking new development set to transform Sydney’s skyline and form an extraordinary new gateway to the western side of the city’s Central Business District. The Ribbon has earned its name for the undulating form that rises through two elevated roadways on Sydney’s Darling Harbour. Designed by international awarding with architects HASSELL, this $700M redevelopment in the heart of Darling Harbour will create a spectacular waterfront experience, providing enhanced ground level activation, improved sightlines over the Harbour and pedestrian links across Cockle Bay and from the Harbour through to Darling Quarter.
The 25 story hotel and serviced apartment development will also deliver a modern new premises for the IMAX theatre, which currently occupies the site, together with significant upgrades to the surrounding public realm. Its organic, flowing shape appears to peel the surrounding roadways up and manipulate them into a built structure that is sympathetic to the change of scale between the high rise city to its west and Darling Harbour to its east.west and Darling Harbour to its east.