70 George Street_ COX Sydney Studio | Cox Architecture

70 George Street_ COX Sydney Studio | Cox Architecture | Photographer: Nicole England

2023 National Architecture Awards Program

70 George Street_ COX Sydney Studio | Cox Architecture

Traditional Land Owners
The Gadigal People of the Eora Nation
Year
2023
Chapter

New South Wales

Category
Heritage
Interior Architecture
Lord Mayors Prize (NSW)
Builder
Shape
Photographer
Cameron Hallam
Nicole England
Project summary

Cox Architecture’s new Sydney studio sits within 5 floors of the Heritage listed Metcalfe Bond Stores in Tallawoladah. Our objective was to do more with less, balancing the poetic with pragmatic. Sustainability is to the fore with a mixed mode approach to ventilation that combines nature with technology and with the majority of our furniture specified as either vintage or reuse pieces. Restrained interventions allow the heritage to be the hero and minimise the projects embodied energy.

Experimental nimble workspace allows teams to reconfigure hackable areas providing staff with the autonomy to control their space and future proofing the studio as the ‘workplace’ evolves and continues to redefine itself.

Last (but certainly not least!) views across the Sydney’s sparkling Harbour towards Jorn Utzon’s Opera House provide equal parts inspiration and distraction for staff and visitors alike.

2023
New South Wales Architecture Awards Accolades
Award for Interior Architecture
Shortlist – Heritage
Shortlist – Interior Architecture

As I broke through the wall of the buildings, the impact of the light across the water was uplifting. To the right the most beautiful building in the world. And up to the left the Harbour Bridge. Nestled in its foundations another adaptive reuse structure. Our new home. Washed with time and with expressions of structure. The interior, light and open with an airiness that creates an invitation to participate. At once connected to both itself and its context. It speaks to the values of Cox and those of the city. Anything is possible with our people in this place.

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70 George Street_ COX Sydney Studio | Cox Architecture | Photographer: Nicole England

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