Traces | MHN DESIGN UNION PTY LTD

Traces | MHNDU | Photographer: Martin Mischkulnig

2023 National Architecture Awards Program

Traces | MHN DESIGN UNION PTY LTD

Traditional Land Owners
Gadigal
Year
2023
Chapter

New South Wales

Category
Lord Mayors Prize (NSW)
Residential Architecture – Multiple Housing
Builder
Vatera Pty Ltd
Photographer
Martin Mischkulnig
Project summary

Traces is a mixed-use warehouse block in Sydney’s Surry Hills, offering twenty generously appointed units.

The building pays homage to the neighbourhood’s rich textile industry history and the former hardware store that once stood on the property.

The design combines design elements of a traditional brick warehouse and inner-city terrace, with modern architectural elements. The original brick material is prominently displayed, and the building’s silhouette is retained through the use of glazed white brick. Traces features an open central courtyard, split level between east and west wings, a communal garden on the roof, and top-level apartments with black zinc exteriors.

The interiors have an industrial aesthetic with exposed concrete ceilings, track lighting, and timber flooring for a sense of warmth. The bottom level in its entirety is dedicated to retail, further integrating the building into the vibrant urban village.

2023
New South Wales Architecture Awards Accolades
Commendation for Residential Architecture – Multiple Housing
Shortlist – Residential Architecture – Multiple Housing
New South Wales Jury Presentation
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