2017 NSW Architecture Awards

July 2017

100 Harris Street wins a Heritage award and 41 Birmingham receives a Residential Architecture – Multiple Housing award at the 2017 NSW Architecture Awards.

The Australian Institute of Architects Awards program offers an opportunity for public and peer recognition of the innovative work of NSW architects. The program also provides the Institute with a valuable mechanism to promote architects and architecture within NSW, across Australia and internationally.

We were incredibly proud and humbled by the proceedings on the night and would like to thank our design team, consultants and importantly our clients CITI-100 and Rubicon Property.

SJB design team: Matthew Hughes and Sevda Cetin receive the award for 100 Harris Street on the night

Located in Pyrmont, 100 Harris Street is an original wool store building with ornate mass brick façades and robust hardwood timber internal construction. Built in the 1890s and added to in the 1910s and 1920s the building represents Sydney’s successful pastoral period when Australia was dependant on wool for its wealth. The project brief was to reimagine the building as an active and dynamic office space, delivering new vertical transportation and emergency egress along with an atrium which would deliver light deep into the massive 4,500 sqm footprint.

The jury commented, “This project demonstrates the effective creative adaption of a heritage listed former woolstore, in the heart of the creative industries in Pyrmont, where skilful attention to structural details has retained, repaired and celebrated its original fabric.”

SJB design team: Jacqueline Connor, Kirsten Stanisich and Alicia Boh for 41 Birmingham

Located in the heart of the historically industrial suburb of Alexandria, Sydney; 41 Birmingham, a five-storey building encompasses 23 apartments with ground level retail. Boasting views of the Sydney CBD skyline to the north, the design draws on both the site’s industrial origins and the emerging contemporary profile with subtle detailing of the interior balancing the robust concrete exterior.

“As Sydney’s need for functional sustainable housing grows, this is a fine attempt to give a cross-section of the community with different housing needs a distinctive, refined and practical alternative to detached housing,” said the jury.

Read the full list of winners here: 2017 NSW Architecture Awards

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