The
Farm

Green at Heart.

At the centre of Norwest, historic Bella Vista Farm is one of the best surviving examples of a hilltop farm in the Sydney metropolitan area. Comprising 22 Ha of parkland, we envision The Farm as the heart – and lungs – of Norwest. This unmatched natural space should be destined to become a central pillar of Norwest’s personality and identity, just as Central Park is for New Yorkers. Our vision is for 50 kms of pathways and cycleways to weave between The Farm, Norwest precincts and beyond. These ‘green seams’ will help shape a walkable city that actively encourages Norwesteners to stroll between precincts, and make the most of their open space.

The Leaf Pavilion

A concept design for a world leading Cultural Centre and Gateway to Norwest. Inspired by the leaves themselves, this iconic roof structure seeks to harness the sun through leading edge photovoltaic panels.

Image of the Leaf Pavilion from the side with guy on bike

Significant consultation needs to go into ensuring The Farm embraces its role as the centre of community life in Norwest. The reinvigoration of its heritage buildings and the ongoing sustainability of its natural landscape is paramount. We believe The Farm also holds the potential to house a world-leading cultural facility. It is Mulpha’s vision that a distinctive architectural icon should rise amid the open space, inspired by the natural forms which surround it. Located at the northern end of The Farm, this pavilion would be a focal point of community activity and a strong source of community pride. With premium park amenities for children to run free, alongside café and dining facilities, function rooms and open air amphitheatres, The Farm could play host to local school concerts, as well as cultural events of international calibre.

A Conceptual Masterplan
to stimulate engagement.

  1. The leaf pavilion
  2. Mini amphitheatre
  3. Adaptive re-use cafe
  4. Play area and farm animals
  5. Multi-use event shed
  6. Information centre, archives and wine bar
  7. Service pavilion
  8. Major amphitheatre
  9. Outdoor fitness
A Conceptual Masterplan