Yearly Archives: 2016

Topping out Barangaroo R1

After 250 cubic meters of concrete, 50 trucks, and 6 hours, the upper slab pour of Building R1 was completed in mid December, topping out the buildings concrete super-structure. On completion, the stand-alone building being delivered by Lend Lease at the southern end of the waterfront will create a significant entry into the Barangaroo precinct, and be a flagship venue for Matt Moran, one of Australia’s most acclaimed chefs.

With a building form resembling a trio of stacked wooden bowls, the soft organic form of the building will overflow with greenery at its perimeters, with integrated landscape that will include fresh ingredients to be used by chefs on site.

State Significant DA lodged for the Squire’s Landing

A State Significant Development Application has been lodged with the NSW Department of Planning, on behalf of Mantle Group Hospitality and LionCo.

The proposal seeks approval for a flagship James Squire restaurant and bar within Tenancy 5 at the Overseas Passenger Terminal, along with associated landscape and external works. The design includes a freestanding fully glazed working microbrewery which will brew limited release beers for sale exclusively at the venue. Elevated to maintain public access and views toward the world heritage listed Opera House, the microbrewery pod will provide a new visual focus at the site and celebrate the art of the master brewers in the heart of one of Australia’s most significant historic precincts.

Topping out Point Piper house

Collins and Turner’s three storey residence in Point Piper has recently been topped out with a slender steel roof frame engineered by Partridge Partners. When complete, this gently vaulted roof will be internally finished with a seamless woven copper lattice ceiling, creating a space that will frame sweeping views of the harbour from Blackburn Cove to the south through to the Sydney CBD skyline. At completion, the building will be characterised by a palette of warm natural materials including Wandabyne sandstone, reclaimed Western Australian Karri, copper, brass and European limestone.

News Ltd, Parramatta

Collins and Turner, working in close collaboration with PTW Architects and McGregor Coxall landscape designers, have been confirmed as joint winners of the design excellence competition conducted by Dyldam Pty Ltd, on the former News Ltd Cumberland Media site, in the heart of Parramatta.

The prominent site faces the Parramatta river at the location of the first landing in 1788, and contains towers of 60, 35, and 25 stories, grouped around a major new public plaza. Collins and Turner’s proposal for the middle height, 35 story mixed-use building contains apartments, commercial, and retail uses along with a spectacular pool club and restaurant, located at roof level.

The tower’s facade is designed to appear as an assembly of woven shimmering tapestries with a perforated, gold-toned shading system that responds to climate, orientation and context. You can read more about our proposal here.

Places Women Make

We are all very proud of our director Penny Collins who is featured in Jane Jose’s new book “Places Women Make” – a book that celebrates women who are shaping the Australian city. The book was launched in December at Tusculum by Lucy Turnbull. You can buy your copy here.