Today, renderings for the Sydney Fish Market by Danish firm 3XN have been released to the public. The project, which is the first step in a plan to revitalize Sydney’s Blackwattle Bay, will operate as a working market—the largest in the southern hemisphere—while also establishing a public connection to the water’s edge.

The new building will relocate the current Sydney Fish Market to the head of Blackwattle Bay, unlocking the waterfront and providing a major public amenity. The winning team was selected through an international process.

“This building will be many things when it is done: a working fish market, an amenity for the city, 
a cultural destination, an urban connector, and an inspiring icon along the world-renowned
 Sydney Harbour,” says Kim Herforth Nielsen, founding partner of 3XN. “The natural value
 of the water’s edge should not be underestimated and should be accessible to everyone.”

The project is expected to break ground in mid-2019, and is expected to open in 2023.

Video courtesy Cadpeople and 3XN