South Eveleigh Public Domain

Inventively interpreting a former industrial landscape in an adaptively reused development


The Locomotive Workshops has been adaptively reused as a Commonwealth Bank campus and commercial hub. Trigger was commissioned to provide a vision and design to interpret its former use and history as an industrial area with a long and significant history.

We chose to embed interpretive stories in the playing surface of the sports courts.

The sports courts’ design renders layers of history at Eveleigh visible. Its shows the rail lines that once fed and emerged from the Alexandria Good Yards and the contours that stepped down to the marsh landscape that was once here.

Natural and industrial historic stories of Eveleigh feature in this design, which facilitates a refreshed recreational/interpretive usage.