Darling Quarter – Sydney Offices

Darling Quarter Sydney Building, Architect, Office Design Australia

Darling Quarter, NSW : Sydney Offices Building

Urban Development in New South Wales – design by FJMT

4 Oct 2012

Darling Quarter Sydney

Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Design: Francis-Jones Morehen Thorp

Darling Quarter wins World Architecture Festival Office category Darling Quarter was announced as the winner of the Office category at the World Architecture Festival (WAF) on Wednesday 3 October.

Darling Quarter Sydney Building
sketch : Richard Francis Jones

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. The project’s “exemplary corporate social responsibility” and interactive LED facade, programmable by the public, were also commended.

Darling Quarter Sydney Building
photograph : John Marmaras

“We created an office building designed to engage with street life,” says Richard Francis-Jones, Design Director of FJMT. “Darling Quarter developed out of a flexible idea that blurred the boundaries between dedicated work spaces and public place, with restaurants, ground floor retail and spaces for children.”

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images : John Gollings courtesy by FJMT

WAF is the world’s largest festival and live awards competition dedicated to celebrating, and sharing architectural excellence from across the globe.

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The win continues Darling Quarter’s run of recent national and international awards, including the 2012 Australia Award for Urban Design, the prestigious International Architecture Award from the Chicago Athenaeum: Museum of Architecture and Design and an Urban Land Institute Global Award for Excellence.

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Visit fjmt.com.au for more information.

Darling Quarter Sydney Building
photo from FTI

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Darling Quarter Building images + information from Francis-Jones Morehen Thorp, architects

Francis-Jones Morehen Thorp – FJMT

Address: 1 Harbour Street, Sydney NSW 2000, Australia

Contact Darling Quarter: (02) 8267 8200

WAF Awards 2012


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