McEvoy Street Housing

McEvoy Street Housing

163-173 McEvoy Street comprises a multi-residential development of 164 apartments with ground floor retail component. The commission was received via a City of Sydney Design Excellence Competition against multiple leading Sydney multi-residential practices.

The project is located at the interface of the industrial context of Alexandria to the south and the fine grain residential context of Erskineville to the north. The proposal mediates between these two scales and characters, calibrating the architectural response to each. A group of three robust masonry forms are presented to the primary McEvoy Street frontage, reinterpreting the heritage masonry forms of the context. The masonry base is capped by a row of metallic volumes with sawtooth roof expression. Flush shopfront glazing to the ground floor contrasts with recessed glazing to the upper levels. Traditional steel palisade fencing is reinterpreted in steel plate balustrades, providing contrast to the robust masonry.

2019 – Present

Location: Sydney, NSW
Status: DA assessment underway
Value: Undisclosed
Project Team: Andrew Burns, Dmitriy Lewicki, Camille Gaven, Connie He, Jordan Silver
Collaborating Architect: PBD
Landscape Architect: Site Image (design competition landscape Fieldwork Landscape)
Planner: DMPS

Hydraulic Engineer: SGCE
Access Consultant: Accessible Building Solutions
Arborist: Urban and Rural
Public Artist: Jamie North
Public Art Curator: Nicholas Bray
Energy Consultant: Integreco
Building Physics: Inhabit
Fire Engineer: Innova Services
Acoustic Consultant: White Noise
Traffic Engineer: Stanbury Traffic Planning