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Adaptive Re-use

BRUTAL BEAUTY

BRUTAL BEAUTY

   The Department of Education acquired the Ku-ring-gai UTS university campus in Sydney North with the vision of creating a large educational centre: “Lindfield Learning Village”. This campus consists of an ensemble of connected buildings surrounded by a National Park. The heritage listed 1970’s brutalist buildings will receive 2100 children over 30,000 m2. To embrace..
Industrial Facelift

Industrial Facelift

Perry Park Industrial Estate (PPIE) forms part of a rapidly changing area of South Sydney. It is conveniently located between the CBD and the airport as well as in close proximity to Green Square. In what used to be an industrial area that is developing into a mixed use area with light manufacturing and assembly, commercial offices and showroom with growing residential areas, PPIE will..
Sawtooth Solution

Sawtooth Solution

Alexandria Industrial Estate is situated in a suburb undergoing a significant transformation from industrial to mixed use with the proposed Green Square Civic Center at its heart. The existing six-hectare site is filled with an architecturally diverse range of industrial warehouse buildings. The building on the corner of Bourke Road and Huntley Street has a..
Seidler Redux

Seidler Redux

The design approach was to fill the vast volume with small hi-tech pods, some one storey, some two storeys creating a miniature city of businesses just like a modern Kasbah. In 1968, architect Harry Seidler designed the government Q-Store in the industrial suburb of Alexandria. Seidler’s deployment of Australia’s first space frame structure to carry..
Cut & Paste

Cut & Paste

Over recent years a number of surplus military sites on Sydney Harbour have been returned to public use in the form of recreational facilities. Chowder Bay in Middle Head, Sydney is one such site. A series of utilitarian blonde brick buildings built in the 1960’s line the shore. The largest of these buildings was the..
Mirror Image

Mirror Image

The design approach for the restoration and extension of Jubilee Oval Pavilion was guided the prominent position of pavilion on the eastern edge of the Jubilee Oval. While not heritage listed, the pavilion is restored to its former glory, retaining as much historical fabric as possible particularly in the seating area overlooking the oval. The..
Custom Made

Custom Made

Customs House is one of Sydney’s finest colonial buildings located just behind the city’s major ferry hub at Circular Quay, lying between the Sydney Opera House and the Sydney Harbour Bridge. The relocation of the City Library to Customs House provided the opportunity to reactivate this historic building and define a new civic heart to..
Red Lantern

Red Lantern

“While a Chinatown had existed in Sydney since the 1870s, it was only during the twentieth century that the term came into currency. Moreover, the acceptance of Chinatown as a desirable expression of Chinese ethnicity within Sydney in the 1970s coincided with the adoption of multiculturalism, which culminated in the opening of the Dixon Street..