Darling Quarter Sydney Building, Architect, Office Design Australia
Darling Quarter, NSW : Sydney Offices Building
Urban Development in New South Wales design by FJMT Architects
4 Oct 2012
Darling Quarter Sydney
Location: Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Design: Francis-Jones Morehen Thorp (FJMT)
Darling Quarter wins World Architecture Festival Office category Darling Quarter was announced as the winner of the Office category at the World Architecture Festival (WAF) on Wednesday 3 October.
The project, which creates a new urban quarter on the edge of the city, was praised by the judges for its exciting form and massing and the creation of a publicly accessible landscape. The judges were impressed by Darling Quarter’s environmental credentials, scoring 6 stars (the highest possible) in Australia’s Green Star Office – As Built v3 rating. The project’s “exemplary corporate social responsibility” and interactive LED facade, programmable by the public, were also commended.
“We created an office building designed to engage with street life,” says Richard Francis-Jones, Design Director of FJMT. “Darling Quarter developed out of a flexible idea that blurred the boundaries between dedicated work spaces and public place, with restaurants, ground floor retail and spaces for children.”
WAF is the world’s largest festival and live awards competition dedicated to celebrating, and sharing architectural excellence from across the globe.
The win continues Darling Quarter’s run of recent national and international awards, including the 2012 Australia Award for Urban Design, the prestigious International Architecture Award from the Chicago Athenaeum: Museum of Architecture and Design and an Urban Land Institute Global Award for Excellence.
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