James Squire Brisbane Site Progress

Construction work is progressing on the Brisbane South Bank site of the new James Squire microbrewery.

The project is being carried out for clients Lion Co and Mantle Group, with the design being developed collaboratively between Collins and Turner and Brisbane architects Baber Studio.

The 1400sqm+ venue will house a series of dramatic and contrasting spaces that reflect in an abstract way the story of James Squire – Australia’s first master brewer, including an on-site microbrewery, restaurant, function spaces and external terraces.

New works at the Grey Street site contrast the semi-industrial and concrete qualities of the retail shell with new elements and surfaces in locally sourced spotted gum, blackened timber, amber glass, and a range of textured and contrasting metallic finishes such as raw black steel, zinc, and beaten copper.

The project is due for completion in Q3 2014.

National Stone Award for Paddington House

Paddington house has been awarded the Australian Stone Advisory Association (ASAA) award for best residential use of imported stone. The project incorporates flooring, custom baths, and vanities using Pietra Antibes Limestone, and Italian Basaltina extensively within the external landscaping. Both stones were supplied by Ocean and Merchant.

Minerva – Opening

Collins and Turner recently assisted in the renovation of a small project space in the Minerva building at Macleay Street in Potts Point. Over the weekend Minverva opened with “Sunny and Hilly”, a group show featuring Hany Armanious, Andy Boot, James Deutsher, Fayen d’Evie, Helen Johnson, Jonny Niesche, Joshua Petherick and Marian Tubbs. For more information on this exhibition and upcoming shows visit the Minerva website.

40a+40b O’Dea Avenue, Waterloo

Collins and Turner have been confirmed as winner of the City of Sydney Design excellence competition for 40a+40b O’Dea Avenue in Waterloo.

Carried out for property group JQZ, and designed in collaboration with Environa Studio, the project comprises 3 mixed use buildings including a 20 storey residential tower on Sam Sing Street, and 4 storey mixed use retail and residential structures on Archibald Avenue and Hatbox Place.

The project aims to establish new standards of amenity for inner city living, by including over 2500sqm of landscaped external space in the form of gardens, roof terraces, and planted balconies across the full height of the tower and low-rise buildings, consistent with City of Sydney’s recent initiatives to encourage the use of green roofs and urban farms across the inner city.

The tower form is divided into two slender blocks, separated by open air sky gardens which link to open circulation corridors.

A high performance glazed …Read more.

DARCH Horse Awards

Penny was one of the judges at this years DARCH Horse Awards, held on Friday 22nd November at Austral’s CBD Design Studio. The DARCH Horse Awards recognise and celebrate outstanding contributions by non-architects in the pursuit of a high quality built environment. The aims of the awards are to engage a broader audience in discussion about the importance of architecture to our city, our society, and our culture. The awards aspire to recognise the value input affiliated professionals and industry members make to the places which we inhabit, and encourage a spirit of generosity and collaboration.

Collins and Turner win Barangaroo R1

Collins and Turner has been selected as architect for a free-standing restaurant complex on the waterfront promenade at Barangaroo South.

Resembling stacked bamboo bowls, the proposal was revealed today by Lend Lease’s Barangaroo South Managing Director Andrew Wilson.

“Collins and Turner submitted an exciting, stylish concept that makes a strong visual statement and confidently holds its own among the other world-class designs at Barangaroo,” Andrew Wilson said.

A judging panel comprising Lend Lease team members, a Barangaroo Delivery Authority representative and Ivan Harbour from Barangaroo South master planners Rogers Stirk Harbour and Partners selected Collins and Turner over the 14 other entrants due to its “artistic design” and “well-researched, well organised and flexible approach”.

Barangaroo is a $6 billion urban transformation of the western edge of Sydney’s central business district by Lend Lease. Barangaroo South is the southern 7.5 hectares of the site which will have a mix of uses, including commercial, residential, retail …Read more.

The Sulman Medal and Sustainability Award for Waterloo Youth Centre

The Waterloo Youth Centre has won the 2013 AIA NSW Sir John Sulman Medal for outstanding public architecture, and a NSW architecture award for sustainability at presentation evening held at Pier 2/3 at Pyrmont.

The Sir John Sulman Medal and Diploma are the most prestigious architectural honours in New South Wales and the oldest in Australia. They are named for the English-born architect, Sir John Sulman (1849-1934), who spent his adult life engaged in architectural practice, education and town planning. In his last years he positioned himself as a public commentator on architecture, art and the emerging discipline of planning through journalism, committee membership and lobbying. He donated the money for the Medal in 1931, three years before his death. Previous recipients include the Queen Victoria Building, Seidler’s Australia Square and the the Sydney Opera House.