Foreground / Background
Undertaken in collaboration with Turner Studio, this project reinterpreted the industrial identity of the inner south. The typical two bar linear block solution was avoided, breaking the building into four distinct volumes to introduce additional permeability, natural light and cross ventilation into the site. A richly planted central courtyard offers relief and amenity, contrasting to the robust perimeter forms.
The proposal sought to create buildings that are both background; contributing to the continuity of street-wall architecture in the precinct; and foreground; possessing a strong identity on their own.
The project was an invited competition submission through the City of Sydney Design Excellence process.
Location: Sydney, NSW
Status: Invited competition
Project team: Andrew Burns, Ethan Gao, Carmen Sanz Diez de Ulzurrun, Dmitriy Lewicki
Collaborating architect: Turner
Landscape architect: Arcadia