Australian Manufacturer’s Research Facility (AMRF)

The Advanced Manufacturing Research Facility (AMRF) is a new collaborative research and manufacturing facility in Western Sydney, and is a key feature of the Australia’s newest industry and innovation precinct.

Connecting with Traditional Knowledge Holders, the design team came to understand the significant Dharug stories of ‘Wianamatta’, Sweet Water Country—the waters that connect and shape the Cumberland Plains—which has become a central concept in the design. Like the waters of Wianamatta, people flow across the land, wearing a path over time that tells of the movement, carrying knowledge and stories on flowing songlines. Our vision for the site is beautifully responsive to the flows of water and people across the landscape.

The built form of the ARMF promotes both reciprocity and responsibility for Country, and like water promotes the flow of cutting edge research and innovation which can be understood as an extension of the landscape rather than an imposition upon it.

Featuring a manufacturing hall and collaborative workspaces, the facility will bring businesses, engineers and researchers together to develop, scale up and commercialise new technologies.

Location
Dharug Country
Bradfield, New South Wales
Client
Western Parkland City Authority
Value
$260M
Year
2022
Project Contact
Craig Kerslake
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The AMRF will allow manufacturers from Western Sydney the support to transition to new ways of doing business, creating the high value components for the next generation of space, aerospace, defence and medical technologies

The Hon. Stuart Ayres, MP
NSW Minister for Enterprise, Investment and Trade and Minister for Western Sydney

The high-tech machines we are purchasing will give businesses and researchers in Western Sydney access to some of the most advanced manufacturing technologies in the world.

The Hon. Matt Kean, MP
NSW Treasurer