Top Ten Essential Architecture Best Recent Sydney Architecture Site Map  
  CBD  
1 1 Bligh Street, CBD

architect

Ingenhoven-Overdiek, Architectus.

location

1-9 Bligh Street

date

2010

style

Millennium Minimalist Modernism

construction

reinforced concrete frame, curtain wall glazing. 30st/140m/off. 6 Star Greenstar rating.

type

Office Building
  Latest Belle of the Ball in the legal district.


 
     
2 420 George, CBD  

architect

Bates Smart, developed by Fortius Funds Management and Lend Lease. The original Development Application was designed by architect Dino Burratini in 1990.

location

420 George Street, Sydney

date

2008.The DA has been around since 1988.

style

Millennium Minimalist Modernism

construction

reinforced concrete frame, curtain wall glazing. 35st/140m/office

type

Office Building, retail
  Good stylish solid mid-city mix of commercial and retail.
 
     
2 Apple Store, George Street  

architect

Buchan Group (with San Francisco-based Bohlin Cywinski Jackson, and Eckersley O’Callaghan in London)

location

367 George St

date

2008

style

Millennium Minimalist Modernism

construction

reinforced concrete frame, curtain wall glazing

type

Office Building and retail
  Beautiful detail and concept.
 
     
3  163 Castlereagh Street, CBD  

architect

Francis-Jones Morehen Thorp (FJMT).

location

163 Castlereagh Street, Sydney. (old Greater Union Pitt Street site).

date

this is set to start construction in October 2008.

style

Millennium Minimalist Modernism. Curiously retro massing.

construction

reinforced concrete frame, curtain wall glazing. 46st/188m/office

type

Office Building
  Strangely retro styling. It will be interesting to see how this turns out.
 
     
4 8 Chifley Square, CBD  

architect

Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners, Lippmann Associates in association with Mirvac Design

location

8-12 Chifley Square

date

2012

style

Millennium Deconstructivist  its like the gay brother of the E&Y tower? doesn't it look the same? only shorter and more colorful?

construction

HEIGHT-roof-120m, core-141m, exhaust stacks-146m. Number of floors-30, 21 actual office floors.
 Huge lobby to get height as the number of actual floors was restricted.

type

Office Building

notes

Next Belle of the Ball in the legal district.

 
     
5 Westfield Sydney, Pitt Street Mall  

architect

Design architects- JWA (concept, new tower design). Westfield Design and Construction main architects. Interiors- Japanese interior design company Wonderwall.

location

Block bound by Pitt mall, Market and Castlereagh Streets (entry to Pitt Street Mall).

date

2011

style

Millennium Amorphic 

construction

Reinforced concrete frame, curtain wall glazing. 32st/150m/off

type

Office Building, retail mall podium.

 
6 MCA Mordant Wing, Rocks  

architect

WH Withers & D Baxter (MSB Design Office) 
Carved panels by Lyndon Dodswell 
1991 Peddle Thorp & Walker (alterations and additions as an art museum) 
New Mordant Wing- Sam Marshall

location

Circular Quay West, The Rocks 

date

1940-44 (design) 1947-52 (construction). New Mordant Wing- 2011.

style

Inter-War Art Deco (a very late but true example)

construction

terracotta cladding

type

former Office Building, now Gallery

notes

Disappointingly provincial in style. Functionality and integration with existing building is not immediately apparent.

 
     
7 Hyde Park Residences  

architect

scott carver

location

College Street, opposite Hyde Park

date

Original tower (Avery Centre -former Police centre) c. 1980. Refurb 2010.

style

Millennium Minimalist Modernism

construction

Originally 21floors/83m, now 30storeys tall or approx 100m.

type

Former office, now residential (87 apartments).

 
     
8 Eliza  

architect

Tony Owen Partners

location

Elizabeth Street, opposite Hyde Park

date

2013

style

Millennium Amorphic

construction

site 290 square metres. Developed by Edward Doueihi of Ceerose

type

Multi-residential Apartment Buildings

 

Opulent to the point of vulgarity. Interesting, and encouraging, to see residential to start to ring Hyde Park (as with Central Park in NYC).
 
     
9 85 Castlereagh  

architect

Design architects- JWA (concept, new tower design and documentation).

location

85 Castlereagh Street

date

2011

style

Millennium Amorphic

construction

Built on site of old Imperial Arcade.

type

Office Building (JPMorgan principal tenant)
  Lipstick, dog penis or crystal cocoon? Great building whatever it is!

 
     
10 Louis Vuitton’s new flagship store  

architect

Francis-Jones Morehen Thorp

location

365 George Street

date

2011

style

Millennium Minimalist Modernism

construction

Glass, steel. Previously the English, Scottish and Australian Chartered bank.

type

Shop

 
     
11 The Star and the Darling Hotel  

architect

Darling Hotel- Cox Richardson
Gaming Floor- Buchan Group (with Fried Mutter, USA)
Original casino building- Cox Richardson
Front extension to casino- Buchan Group (concept) Multiplex D&C, Fitzpatrick+Partners.
New retail area- Mary Brandon (concept) Fitzpatrick+Partners.

location

80 Pyrmont Street Pyrmont NSW 2009

date

2010

style

Millennium Deconstructivist

construction

reinforced concrete frame, curtain wall glazing. 66m/15st Star city hotel

type

Casino and Hotel

 
     


  Barangaroo & Haymarket  
1 Barangaroo, Millers Point

architect

Richard Rogers

location

East Darling Harbour "the hungry mile".

date

proposed 2009- 2015.

style

Millennium Minimalist Modernism

construction

reinforced concrete frame, curtain wall glazing. 10 skyscrapers up to 50storeys

type

Apartment Building  Office Building
  New district- it will be great once it starts to come out of the ground.


 
     
2 C4 Barangaroo  

architect

Richard Rogers

location

Barangaroo, Millers Point

date

proposed 2009- 2015.

style

Millennium Minimalist Modernism

construction

reinforced concrete frame, curtain wall glazing up to 50storeys. Lend Lease.

type

Office Building
  More mechano from Rogers. He will potentially have a big impact on Sydney.
 
     
3  Barangaroo Hotel  

architect

Richard Rogers

location

Barangaroo, Millers Point

date

proposed 2009- 2015.

style

Millennium Minimalist Modernism

construction

reinforced concrete frame, curtain wall glazing up to 50storeys. Lend Lease.

type

Hotel
  Let's hope this gets built, as tall and as far out into the harbour as possible. The most interesting concept in Sydney since the Opera House.
 
     
4 Central Park, Chippendale  

architect

Norman Foster + Partners + Ateliers Jean Nouvel
Australian firms include Tzannes Associates, Tonkin Zulaikha Greer, Denton Corker Marshall and Durbach Block Jaggers. Retail component- Buchan Group.

location

on Broadway near Central Station

date

2013

style

Millennium Minimalist Modernism

construction

reinforced concrete frame, curtain wall glazing. 10 skyscrapers up to 35 storeys.

type

Apartment Buildings

notes

A new district for a new generation/type of Australians. A sparkling fortress for cashed-up immigrants. It will be very interesting to see how this goes, as it represents a new type of urban renewal.

 
     
5 Dr Chau Chak Wing, Haymarket  

architect

Gehry Partners and Daryl Jackson Robin Dyke

location

Haymarket

date

2013

style

Millennium Amorphic

construction

total project value is $150 million

type

Education
  Great project in one of the most dynamic corners of Sydney (the Chinatown, UTS, Sydney Uni district).

 
6 Haymarket Metro Plaza  

architect

WMK Watermark

location

75 Quay Street Haymarket

date

2013

style

Millennium Minimalist Modernism. feature-incorporates 1912 Federation warehouse brick facade that has sat there in front of a carpark since the '80s.

construction

Developer, Metroland. $80M  
218 apartments, 5 Star Nabers and Greenstar Residential and Retail design
height-12storeys/52m. 2 basements. ground floor retail. 10 storeys office. 12th floor-plant. site-3000sqm

type

Multi-residential Apartment Buildings

 
     
7 Inmark Tower, Haymarket  

architect

Project Architects and Peddle Thorp Architects

location

720 George Street (near Broadway).

date

2010

style

Millennium Moderne 

construction

reinforced concrete frame, curtain wall glazing. 40st/118m/res. Wind turbine 140m.
new apartment tower for George street south. First highrise in Australia to have wind turbines on roof to power electricity for atrium.

type

Apartment Building 

 
     
8 UTS redevelopment  

architect

Various

location

Broadway

date

2013

style

Decon

construction

glass, steel

type

Education

 

 
 
     
9 IGS Building Cheese Grater, Ultimo  

architect

Allan, Jack and Cottier

location

1 -3 Macarthur St  (cnr Bay St.)

date

2010

style

Millennium Amorphic

construction

Precast concrete facade with irregular windows

type

Education

 
     

  Inner West  
1 Harold Park, Glebe

architect

Masterplan- Hassell
Public Domain Landscape- Aspect Studio
Precinct One architecture- Mirvac Design
Precinct Two architecture- SJB Architects

location

Glebe, Inner West, Sydney

date

DA July 2011, demolition early 2012, construction 2013.

style

Millennium Moderne 

construction

Common excavated carpark per precinct, concrete slab, various cladding

type

Multi-residential Apartment Buildings
   


 
     
2 Glass Loggia House, Glebe  

architect

Allan, Jack and Cottier

location

Bridge Road, Glebe.

date

2011

style

Millennium Moderne 

construction

Domestic

type

House
   
 
     
3 Lewisham Towers, Lewisham  

architect

Hassell

location

Lewisham

date

2013

style

Millennium Moderne 

construction

Various

type

Multi-residential Apartment Buildings
   
 
     
4 Pirrama Park, Pyrmont  

architect

Aspect Studio, Hill Thalis Architecture + Urban Projects, CAB Consulting

location

Pirrama Park (formally known as The New Park at the Former Water Police Site)

date

2009–2010

style

Millennium Moderne 

construction

Budget: $26 million

type

Park

notes

 

 
     
5 New Law School, Sydney University  

architect

Francis-Jones Morehen Thorp

location

Eastern Avenue

date

2004-8

style

Millennium Moderne 

construction

concrete frame, glass cladding

type

lecture theatres, etc

 
6 Macquarie University Library  

architect

Francis-Jones Morehen Thorp

location

Macquarie University

date

2012

style

Millennium Moderne 

construction

$70m

type

Library

notes

 

 
     
7 Belmore Park Ausgrid Substation  

architect

kann finch group

location

Belmore Park (opposite Central)

date

2012

style

Millennium Moderne 

construction

RC

type

Substation

 
     
8 City North Substation  

architect

Architects Johannsen + Associates ; kann finch group

location

central Sydney

date

2010

style

Mondrian Folding Slab Style Millennium Moderne 

construction

RC concrete frame

type

Substation- HV Infrastructure

 

 
 
     

  Inner East  
1 Small House Surry Hills

architect

Domenic Alvaro

location

Surry Hills

date

2011

style

Millennium Moderne 

construction

Costing about $650,000, the house is zoned vertically.

type

House
   


 
     
2 Dominion Apartments, Darlinghurst  

architect

Group GSA, with interiors by SJB Architects. Developer- St Hilliers and Cbus Property.

location

299 Forbes St, Darlinghurst.

date

2012

style

Millennium Moderne 

construction

110 luxury apartments

type

Multi-residential Apartment Buildings
   
 
     
3 EastExchange, Darlinghurst  

architect

E.H. Henderson.

location

320 Liverpool Street, Darlinghurst.

date

1923

style

stripped classical Millennium Moderne 

construction

RC frame

type

Multi-residential Apartment Buildings
   
 
     
4 Luxe Apartments, Woolloomooloo  

architect

designed by architects Marchese Partners International and modified by Krikis Tayler Architects

location

68 Sir John Young Crescent, Woolloomooloo.

date

2012

style

Millennium Moderne 

construction

Developer- Investment group FKP. The new $95 million blocks will be called Luxe and contain 77 apartments with an average price of $1 million.

type

Multi-residential Apartment Buildings

notes

 

 
     
5 Boston University Student Housing, Chippendale  

architect

Architect: Tony Owen Partners and Silvester Fuller Architects Concept design: Silvester Fuller

location

15-25 Regent Street, Chippendale

date

2011

style

Millennium Moderne 

construction

Construction: Ceerose Pty Ltd

type

Student housing Multi-residential Apartment Buildings

 
6 Surry Hills Library and Community Centre  

architect

Francis-Jones Morehen Thorp

location

405 Crown St., Surry Hills NSW 2010

date

2009

style

Millennium Moderne 

construction

"most expensive curtain wall in Australia"

type

Library

notes

 

 
     
7 5-9 Roslyn Gardens, Kings Cross  

architect

Durbach Block Jaggers Architects

location

5–9 Roslyn Street, Kings

date

2010

style

Millennium Amorphic

construction

Rendered brick

type

Restaurant

 
     
     

 
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