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TZG Reimagines Historic Hat Factory as New Hotel

Tonkin Zulaikha Greer have redesigned a historic hat factory in Sydney’s Surry Hills to become a new hotel. The design transforms the handsome Henderson Hat manufacturing warehouse building to act as a catalyst for connecting and reactivating the surrounding public domain. The hotel would add two additional levels to the existing six-story Edwardian building.

Courtesy of Tonkin Zulaikha Greer Courtesy of Tonkin Zulaikha Greer Courtesy of Tonkin Zulaikha Greer Courtesy of Tonkin Zulaikha Greer + 5

Tzannes Unveils New Additions to Sydney's Irving Street Brewery

Architectural practice Tzannes has released new details of further additions to the Irving Street Brewery in Sydney, Australia. The project first integrated plant equipment for a development wide tri-generation plant with the historic Carlton and United Brewery building on the fringe of the Sydney CBD. The tri-generation plant uses natural gas to produce electricity and thermal energy within an elegant mesh screen.

Irving Street Brewery. Image © John Gollings Irving Street Brewery. Image Courtesy of Tzannes Irving Street Brewery. Image Courtesy of Tzannes Irving Street Brewery. Image Courtesy of Tzannes + 10

Moreau Kusunoki and Genton Design a New Hyper-Platform for Sydney

Moreau Kusunoki and Genton have won the Powerhouse Parramatta International Design Competition. The project marks the largest investment in arts and culture in NSW since the Sydney Opera House. The Powerhouse Parramatta is designed to transform and renew the Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, relocating one of Australia’s oldest and most important cultural institutions.

Tinshed / Raffaello Rosselli

©  Mark Syke
© Mark Syke
Sydney, Australia

©  Mark Syke ©  Mark Syke © Richard Carr © Richard Carr + 14

Adjaye Associates+ Daniel Boyd Team Up to Design the New Sydney Plaza

The City of Sydney has chosen Adjaye Associates and contemporary Aboriginal artist Daniel Boyd to design a new public square, plaza building, and public artwork. The project attempts to uncover the lost history of the site, reconcile cultures and define identities.

Arup Sydney Offices / HASSELL

© Earl Carter
© Earl Carter

© Earl Carter © Earl Carter © Earl Carter © Earl Carter + 19

  • Interiors designers: HASSELL
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area: 7500.0
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year: 2018

ZHA/COX Team Wins Western Sydney Airport Competition

Selected from forty national and international applicants, Zaha Hadid Architects and Cox Architecture won the international design competition for the new Western Sydney Airport (WSA).

© Pixelflakes, courtesy of Zaha Hadid Architects Courtesy of Zaha Hadid Architects Courtesy of Zaha Hadid Architects Courtesy of Zaha Hadid Architects + 9

Lacuna House / Bijl Architecture

© Tom Ferguson © Tom Ferguson © Tom Ferguson © Tom Ferguson + 22

Sydney, Australia
  • Architects: Bijl Architecture
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area: 260.0
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year: 2018

Aesop Pitt Street Store / Snøhetta

© Benjamin Hosking © Benjamin Hosking © Benjamin Hosking © Benjamin Hosking + 7

Sydney, Australia
  • Architects: Snøhetta
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year: 2019

FJMT's UTS Central Academic Hub Opens to the Public in Sydney

UTS Central. Image Courtesy of Andy Roberts UTS Central. Image Courtesy of Andy Roberts UTS Central. Image Courtesy of Andy Roberts UTS Central. Image Courtesy of Andy Roberts + 11

The University of Technology Sydney has announced that the new UTS Central hub by FJMT has opened to the public in Australia. As the final building in the 10-year campus redevelopment program, the project was made to embody the university's strategy and approach to education while redefining the southern gateway to the city's CBD. UTS Central was designed to set a new standard for contemporary education in Sydney.

What Sydney Harbour Bridge Could Have Looked Like

Courtesy of NeoMam Studios Courtesy of NeoMam Studios Courtesy of NeoMam Studios Courtesy of NeoMam Studios + 12

Insurance brand Budget Direct has released a series of commissioned images showcasing six alternative visions for Sydney's iconic Harbour Bridge. Standing at 134 meters high, it‘s the largest steel arch bridge in the world. The design by Dorman Long was selected in a worldwide design competition back in 1924, but what if another entry had been chosen? The project brings to life different visions for the landmark structure and how they may have shaped The Emerald City.

Camperdown Warehouse / Archer Office

© Kasia Werstak © Kasia Werstak © Kasia Werstak © Kasia Werstak + 16

  • Architects: Archer Office
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area: 130.0
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year: 2018

Bronte House / Archer Office

© Peter Bennetts © Peter Bennetts © Peter Bennetts © Peter Bennetts + 14

Sydney, Australia
  • Architects: Archer Office
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area: 143.0
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year: 2016

SOM and Architectus Complete Sydney Exoskeleton Tower

Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP (SOM), Architectus, and Dexus Property Group have celebrated the completion and opening of 100 Mount Street, a 35-story mixed-use tower in North Sydney’s Central Business District. Inspired by the city’s rich architectural landscape, and shaped by SOM’s legacy of innovation in architecture and engineering, the scheme features a cross-braced exoskeleton structure surrounding a glass-enclosed interior.

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Woods Bagot and Seidler Begin MLC Centre Redevelopment in Central Sydney

Woods Bagot and Harry Seidler and Associates have begun construction on the MLC Centre redevelopment in central Sydney. The $170 million project includes four floors of retail, commercial and cultural spaces across 6,000 square meters. First unveiled in 2015, the project was designed to play on the geometry of the existing MLC tower and forecourt.

Courtesy of Woods Bagot, Harry Seidler and Associates Courtesy of Woods Bagot, Harry Seidler and Associates Courtesy of ASPECT Studios Courtesy of Woods Bagot, Harry Seidler and Associates + 5

BVN Designs a "Green Waterfall" Roof for Sydney’s Pitt Street Hotel

Australian architectural firm BVN has created a new proposal for a hotel in Sydney with a green waterfall roof. The 17-story structure is designed with a wedge-shaped roof that will feature a cascading green landscape. The hotel will have over 300 rooms, a restaurant and bar. The hotel is designed to offer views over Belmore Park through the city and towards Central station.

Regent House / Smart Design Studio

© Anson Smart
© Anson Smart

© Anson Smart © Anson Smart © Anson Smart © Anson Smart + 38

Sydney, Australia
  • Architects: Smart Design Studio
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area: 259.0
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year: 2017

Steven Holl and Carlo Ratti Among Final Teams for Sydney's Powerhouse Precinct at Parramatta

Six design teams have been shortlisted in the competition for the landmark new Powerhouse Precinct at Parramatta, Sydney. The Powerhouse Precinct is the largest cultural infrastructure project in Australia. The competition is focused on a 24-hour museum that will showcase Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences (MAAS) collection. The project aims to transform one of Australia’s oldest cultural institutions, setting an international benchmark in cultural precinct design.