Carpe Diem Completion and MBA award

The Carpe Diem Community is an innovative and sustainable collection of premium workspaces and executive suites within ITS Tower 2 at Barangaroo, providing small-scale tenancy communities access to world-class design, technology, activations and building management services.

The project scope includes a vertical village and tenancy fit-outs from levels 30 to 31. Collins and Turner have collaborated with Geyer on the centrepiece of the project – the show stopping ‘Companionway’ staircase and social space that links the levels. The project was constructed by Buildcorp, and has been announced this week as category winner of the 2019 MBA awards for interior fit-outs $15-$20m.

Cafe Sydney | Upgrade

Collins and Turner are delighted to be have been appointed to help the iconic and celebrated hospitality venue, Cafe Sydney upgrade two of their spectacular restaurant spaces. Concept designs for the Lounge Bar and Private Dining Room are complete, and construction is due to be complete mid-year.

Site Progress | University of Newcastle

Construction is well underway and due for completion in May for our University of Newcastle project. The project is in collaboration with Geyer and JMD Design, works include an upgrade to the Mathematics Faculty and campus entry. The 75sqm cafe pavilion is a central focus within a series of upgraded landscape spaces adjacent to the faculty. The shell forms will support a lightweight green roof.

Barangaroo House | Timber Design Award

Barangaroo House took out the prize for Best Timber Cladding at the Timber Design Awards this month. The 3 storey hospitality venue features 42mm acetylated treated concentric timber dowels which wrap around the building as a façade. Individually steam bent into shape, and charred, creating a unique façade with rich dark appearance and low maintenance needs. Subtle imperfections in the timber lend a softer, warmer nature to the built form, in a precinct primarily dominated by glass and aluminium.

Inde Awards Win

Honoured and thrilled to announce that Barangaroo House has won the Inde Design 2018 award in the Social Space category on Friday night. The awards celebrate the best architecture and design projects in the Asia-Pacific region. A sincere thank you to the jurors, our clients and the building team Lend Lease, as well as Solotel Group and all involved in the project. Thank you also GreenhilLi for representing the Collins and Turner team in Singapore. Read more about the event and other winners here.

INDE Awards

We are very excited that the Barangaroo House building has been shortlisted for the social space category of the 2018 INDE awards for the Asia Pacific region.

The INDE.Awards are organised and presented by Indesign Media Asia Pacific with the intent of recognising the Asia Pacific region’s most progressive design and architecture on a global stage. The INDE.Awards are the new benchmark for design accolades across the diverse and dynamic Asia Pacific region, assessing designers and designs on the region’s own terms, not the terms of the world’s other design centres.

Biennale Architettura: Repair

We are delighted that Waterloo Youth Centre for Weave has been selected as one of 15 projects to be exhibited at the Australian pavilion at this years Venice Architecture Biennale. Entitled Repair, the exhibition is being curated by Baracco Wright Architects in collaboration with artist Linda Tegg. The installation will highlight the importance of environmental rehabilitation in architectural practice. Each of the works will be presented in high definition video in a setting which includes a grassland installation comprising 10,000 plants representing 65 endangered species from across Australia.