Yearly Archives: 2024

Hatbox Place Housing | Published in Good Design for Housing map by GANSW

Our Hatbox Place Housing project in Waterloo has been included in the Good Design for Housing map, launched in May 2024.

Developed by Government Architect NSW, the map showcases over 100 examples of well-designed low- and mid-rise housing across NSW. The curated list features “houses that contribute positively to their area and provide inspiration for future housing”.

The Hatbox Place housing forms part of the 40a O’Dea Avenue mixed-use development completed in collaboration with Environa Studios for JQZ developer in 2018.

St Canice’s Kitchen

St. Canice’s Kitchen began as a soup kitchen over 30 years ago and continues to provide support to men and women experiencing homelessness and social exclusion.

Collins and Turner are delighted to be delivering a Development Application for St. Canice Church to repurpose their existing buildings to grow and enhance their service to the community. These spaces include a new landscaped courtyard, commercial kitchen and dining area, community room, op-shop and meeting spaces.

People come for more than food; St Canice’s Kitchen fosters a community where people can find friendship, comfort, and respect. A place people can come to for support but one that they eventually leave, stronger and ready for their bright future. Positive mental health outcomes, improved social connection and pathways out of homelessness are key outcomes that are focused on.

Griffith Park

We are delighted to share that Collins and Turner, Jane Irwin Landscape Architecture and WSP Specialist Indigenous Services have won the Griffith Park Precinct and Community Centre design competition run by Canterbury Bankstown Council with City Lab.

The design knits Griffith Park into Bankstown centre’s established framework of streets and places to interlink the revitalised public space with a diversity of cultural and commercial activities and opportunities, bringing the life of the street through the precinct.

A series of rills, rain gardens, and wetlands will structure the park, linking it to past connections to Salt Pan Creek and a strong First Nations heritage and identity.

The community centre forms a soft, welcoming southern edge. Spaces for movement, gathering, meetings, and learning are unified beneath a dramatic sweeping roof – a contemporary verandah conceived as a richly coloured three-dimensional tapestry, an architectural celebration of one of Western Sydney’s most vibrant multicultural communities.

Habilis | Published in Architecture Bulletin – Housing For All

Discover the compelling narrative of the Habilis project on page 48-49 of the current issue of the Architecture Bulletin, themed ‘HOUSING FOR ALL: Diversity Matters’.

This edition sheds light on the imperative need for diverse and accessible housing options in our communities, featuring a spectrum of pioneering projects across the state.In her article, Penny Collins delves into how architecture’s transformative potential can address intricate societal challenges. Habilis, situated in Sydney’s Inner-West, stands as a testament to this ethos, offering an innovative solution to homelessness exacerbated by severe mental illness.

Through succinct yet evocative prose, the Architecture Bulletin paints a vivid picture of how architecture can be wielded as a tool for community-focused interventions. The issue uncovers the intersection of creativity and social responsibility, through a thought-provoking array of projects.

Winter Sports World – SSDA Approval

The proposal to build Australia’s first indoor snow resort has received State Significant Development Application (SSDA) approval this week by the NSW Department of Planning and Environment, following an 8 year planning and approvals process.

The indoor snow resort will comprise a 300+ metre advanced open run for skiers and snowboarders, as well as learn-to-ski runs and a dedicated snow play area. The building will act as competition venue for snow sports and include spaces for ice climbing and crevasse outdoor rock climbing, dining options, and a 170-room spa hotel with conference and function rooms.

Collins and Turner were appointed design architects for the facades and public domain of the project, following a design excellence completion organised by the NSW Government architect in early 2022.

All electric: In a world first, Winter Sports World has been designed to be net-zero carbon ready by reducing embodied carbon; eliminating fossil fuel use on site; minimising …Read more.