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We've selected what we feel are the key examples of Sydney Architecture. We aim to include NSW architectural projects that are either of top quality or interesting, or ideally both.
We cover completed NSW buildings, new building designs, architectural exhibitions, design competitions and architects in Sydney.
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Sydney Architecture Walking Tours - launched by e-architect
image : John Gollings courtesy by FJMT
Aspire Tower, Parramatta, western Sydney
Design: Grimshaw Architects
image from architects
Aspire Tower Sydney - 9 Apr 2013
A Development Application has been submitted on behalf of Parramatta City Council for a landmark mixed-use tower. The Aspire Tower emerged from a design excellence competition held by the Council and is set to establish a new benchmark for innovative, passive-environmental design in Australian high-rise developments. Designed to act as a catalyst project for Parramatta Square, the tower provides high density, urban residential living which is not only affordable but also sustainable.
Danks & Bourke Offices
Design: Tony Owen Partners
photo from architect
Danks & Bourke Offices - 11 Feb 2013
The new Danks & Bourke strata commercial building is a refurbishment of a 1960’s concrete furniture warehouse. It is located in the former industrial area of Danks Street, which has lately become a trendy hub for the designer commercial set. The triple-frontage building contains 4,000sqm of office space over two levels, a supermarket and specialty retail stores on the ground floor.
Sydney Exhibition Centre + Convention Centre - campaign to save the buildings
Cox, Richardson, Taylor and Partners
photo : Danny Kildare
Sydney Exhibition Centre - 25 + 23 Jan 2013
The Sydney Exhibition Centre is a significant building for Sydney, recognised internationally as an outstanding architectural building of the twentieth century. Comprising five interconnected halls, each of 5,000 square metres, an underground 1,000 space car park; it is one of three public buildings undertaken by the practice in the Darling Harbour Redevelopment Area, adjacent to Sydney’s CBD.
HASSELL + Populous win Sydney’s new Convention, Exhibition and Entertainment Precinct design project, Australia
image : HASSELL + Populous
SICEEP Darling Harbour - 18 Dec 2012
Joint venture partners HASSELL + Populous have won the architectural contract for the design of Sydney’s new integrated convention, exhibition and entertainment precinct at Darling Harbour, due for completion in 2016. HASSELL will also design the extensive public parklands and open space within the 20 hectare precinct. HASSELL + Populous are design consultants to Destination Sydney consortium.
Darling Harbour Redevelopment - Masterplan + ICC Hotels
image : OMA
Darling Harbour Redevelopment - 13 Dec 2012
The New South Wales Government announced today that Destination Sydney, consisting of Lend Lease, HOSTPLUS, Capella Capital, AEG Ogden and Spotless, is the preferred consortium for Sydney International Convention, Exhibition and Entertainment Precinct (SICEEP) redevelopment. OMA is the master plan designer within the consortium, and is also the conceptual architect of the ICC Hotels within the master plan.
Dr Chau Chak Wing Building, UTS
Design: Gehry Partners LLP with architect Daryl Jackson Robin Dyke (Australia)
East façade, view across Ultimo Pedestrian Network, model scale: 1-to-100
image : Gehry Partners, LLP
Dr Chau Chak Wing Building Sydney - 2 Dec 2012
Lend Lease, one of Australia's largest contractors, has been appointed by UTS to build the Frank Gehry-designed Dr Chau Chak Wing Building aka 'Gehry's Tree house'.
To open in mid-2014 at a total development cost of $180 million, the building will house the UTS Business School. The UTS building will be 12 storeys high.
Architecture in Sydney - Recent Buildings
Edgecliff Medical Centre
Design: Enter Architecture
photo : Brett Boardman
Edgecliff Medical Centre - 9 Oct 2012
At 150sqm, the project was modest in its footprint but sets a clear example of digitally fabricated interiors, and a prototype to see how these projects perform. In early conversations with the client, priorities were quickly realised: 3 radiating treatment rooms, a central reception area, lots of play spaces, soft furnishings like beanbags and excellent visibility - all of which contributed to the genesis for the ideas and space planning that followed.
Boilerhouse Precinct, Parramatta Campus, University of Western Sydney
Design: Tanner Architects Pty Ltd
photo : Michael Nicholson
Boilerhouse Precinct University of Western Sydney - 8 Oct 2012
The Parramatta campus of University of Western Sydney is a significant and historic place. Continuously used since 1813 as a public institution - first as a school for the new colony’s female orphans, then as a psychiatric hospital and since 1998 as a university. The sequential development has resulted in a fine grained built form with a series of non axial vistas and interstitial places bounded by a cohesive group of buildings.
Common Ground Sydney, Camperdown, New South Wales
photo from architects
Common Ground Sydney - 5 Oct 2012
Common Ground Sydney adopts the ‘street to home’ approach of the Common Ground model originating in New York. The project addresses chronic homelessness by providing stable, high quality permanent housing. The building itself is indistinguishable as social housing or an institutional building but rather presents as a contemporary and comfortable living environment.
Boustred House, Mosman, Sydney Middle Harbour
Design: ian moore architects
photo : Daniel Mayne
House in Mosman - 5 Oct 2012
This project is located in Mosman on a north facing slope looking across Sydney's Middle Harbour to the Spit Bridge and Clontarf. The site falls away dramatically from a broad and densely landscaped verge on the street frontage, with a high sandstone cliff forming the southern boundary. The house is nestled into this cliff, shielding it from the street, where it appears as a single storey, focusing attention on the magnificent view to the north.
Kerrie Murphy Building, Ultimo, Sydney, New South Wales
Design: Allen Jack+Cottier - Australia
photo : AJ+C
Kerrie Murphy Building - 5 Oct 2012
This school building for the International Grammar School in Ultimo, Sydney, celebrates the joy and excitement of discovery and learning for the young students, who have absolutely fallen in love with it. Michael Heenan, principal of Allen Jack+Cottier Architects has delivered an organic design to create a memorable and stimulating school building.
Design: Francis-Jones Morehen Thorp
photograph : John Marmaras
Darling Quarter Sydney - 4 Oct 2012
The building was announced as the winner of the Office category at the World Architecture Festival. The project, which creates a new urban quarter on the edge of the city, was praised by the judges for its exciting form and massing and the creation of a publicly accessible landscape. The judges were impressed by Darling Quarter’s environmental credentials, scoring 6 stars (the highest possible) in Australia's Green Star Office - As Built v3 rating.
WAF Awards 2012 - winner of office category
Ravenswood School for Girls, Gordon
photograph : John Gollings
Ravenswood School for Girls Sydney - 3 Jul 2012
BVN won the 2012 Sulman Architecture Award at the Australian Institute of Architects Awards, becoming the first architecture practice to win seven Sulman awards since the award was first given eighty years ago in 1932.
This latest award was given for the Mabel Fidler Building. According to the jury, ‘In its elegant planning, the sheer delight of the library space and strong sculptural presence the Mabel Fidler building expresses the aspirations of a community and is a fine model for a school of the future.’
Holman House, Dover Heights, east Sydney
Durbach Block Architects
photograph © Brett Boardman
Sydney Waterfront House - added 13 Jan 2012
Sited on the edge of a 70-metre high cliff, the plan of Holman House refers to Picasso’s painting The Bather. It contains a complex series of fluid living spaces set within a meandering perimeter that arcs, folds and stretches in response to sun, landscape and views.
Sydney Office Buildings
Sydney Architecture Contest
Proposition 2065 Architecture Competition
Peddle Thorp Architects + SBE
image : Antoine Damery
Proposition 2065 Sydney
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re-LAVA ed : Geometries beyond the blob
Powerhouse Museum Exhibition Sydney
New South Wales Building
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