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16 Oct 2020 at 9:00 am - 10:00 am AEDT


This week following the awards showcase we will close with a member forum. NSW Chapter President Kathlyn Loseby and NSW state manager Kate Concannon will present on the Institute’s governance structure. This forum will provide a valuable opportunity to refine your understanding of how the Institute operates and, importantly, how you can get actively involved in the Chapter through Chapter Council, committees and working groups.

Join the architects of 3 very different outstanding projects as we showcase the following winners in the 2020 NSW Architecture Awards:

  • Arkadia by DKO Architecture with Breathe Architecture and Oculus | NSW Award for Sustainable Architecture
  • Sydney Park Amenities by Aileen Sage Architects with City of Sydney | NSW Award for Small Project Architecture
  • Hotel Rose Bay by Richards Stanisich | NSW Award for Interior Architecture

About the projects

Arkadia – At its heart Arkadia is about ecological and social sustainability. The project started as a series of three considerations: Community, Environment and Architecture. Arkadia sought to challenge the nature of multi-residential development in Australia.

Four buildings, all fossil fuel free, each with their own identity, are wrapped half a million recycled bricks. The entire building facade is designed to acknowledge the history of the site, but also to become a beacon to a low carbon future. Connections between inside and outside spaces, and the provision of generous communal spaces encourages social interaction between neighbours – from public lawn and vegetable planters, to rooftop gardens with outdoor dining.

Sydney Park Amenities – The new Sydney Park Amenities are a poetic and playful response to the landscape of the northern sector of the park. Servicing the adjacent bike track, complex site conditions and constraints were carefully managed in order to deliver a robust public amenity within a tight budget.

Drawing on numerous site references, a strong graphic language was developed for the new building that identifies the project within a suite of park facilities. Extending to provide both covered and shaded spaces, the steel canopy sits as a backdrop to the existing children’s cycling area, whilst framing views of activity within the park beyond. Shifting light and shadows play out through the building over the course of the day. A collaborative process between client, architect and key consultants, the Sydney Park Amenities building is a simple and joyful building in the landscape.

Hotel Rose Bay – Hotel Rose Bay is an iconic corner pub in the harbourside suburb of Sydney’s Rose Bay. It was redesigned to expand the venue, cater for a broader demographic and give it a stronger presence for its location.

The architect designed a venue that felt right for its environment and didn’t lose the spirit of the old interwar pub. Taking inspiration from its original design, we employed a single design language with a coherent set of details that marks this phase in the ongoing history of the pub.

Read more about the projects in the NSW Architecture Awards 2020 catalogue.

During this virtual event you will also hear the latest Institute and industry updates from NSW’s State Manager Kate Concannon and/or Chapter President Kathlyn Loseby.

Images (L-R) 📷 Martin Siegner, Brett Boardman and Felix Forest


What would you like to hear?

We would love to get your topic or speaker ideas for future NSW Chapter Lean In sessions. Simply email nswevents@architecture.com.au


16 Oct 2020
9:00 am - 10:00 am AEDT
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