2021 winner of the international Tapestry Design Prize for Architects

Congratulations to the 2021 winner of the international Tapestry Design Prize for Architects, Time Shouts by Australian design group Ground Under Repair. PTW Executive Director, Diane Jones was delighted to join this year's judging panel which included John Wardle, Cameron Bruhn, Valerie Kirk, Dimmity Walker and Brook Andrew. Source: architectureau.com

ENR Top 225 International Design Firms

PTW Architects features again this year in the prestigious top 225 International Design Firms ENR Survey, covering engineering, architectural and environmental design firms from around the world. For more details and international market insights click here . Image credit: 12 Hassall Street, design excellence competition winner.

9th Annual Vertical Cities virtual conference

PTW Managing Director Asia Pacific Simon Parsons joined with panelists Julian Chen, Head of Tall Buildings, Henning Larsen, Denmark and Peter Cho, Director, Gensler, China to discuss ‘Reimagining Vertical Cities and the Built Environment Post Covid’ at the “9th Annual Vertical Cities” virtual conference 21-24 June. This enlightening discussion moderated by V. Suresh, Former Chairman & Managing Director, HUDCO, Chairman of IGBC Policy & Advocacy Committee, IGBC, President focussed on the following key themes:
  • How high rise buildings might change in the coming years
  • How should architects, E&C and real estate evolve and collaborate
  • Building spaces and creating experiences that match how we want to live, work, play, and shop to be successful in the future
The conference also brought together industry leaders to discuss various aspects of high rise planning, liveability and integrated design, new typologies, lifestyle creation and community living, innovative structural engineering and construction methods as well as technologies to maximise sustainability and efficiency.  


This week we celebrate NAIDOC 2021 from 4-11 July to recognise the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. The 2021 National NAIDOC poster, ‘Care for Country’ was designed by Gubbi Gubbi artist Maggie-Jean Douglas and inspired by this year’s theme Heal Country! The artwork is bright and vibrant, exploring how Country has cared for and healed First Nations people spiritually, physically, emotionally, socially and culturally. NAIDOC originally stood for ‘National Aborigines and Islanders Day Observance Committee’ which was once responsible for organising national activities during this week.  

One Sydney Harbour Update

Construction update for our One Sydney Harbour project, in association with RPBW and Lendlease: Residences One (centre) and Residences Two (left) are rising upwards and steadily transforming the skyline of the Barangaroo precinct. Client: @lendlease Design Architect: @rpbw_architects Executive Architect: @ptwarchitects Image: courtesy of @lendlease

National Reconciliation Week

PTW is proud to be on a journey with @reconciliationaus to build meaningful relationships between Aboriginal, Torres Strait Islander people and the broader Australian community. With this year’s theme of #morethanaword, we pledge to take impactful action in the architecture industry both as individuals and collectively as an organisation.

Xi’an Olympic Sports Centre

PTW is proud to announce that the main field and warm-up field of our sports infrastructure project, Xi’an Olympic Sports Centre, have been rated as a first-class athletic facility by World Athletics and is the first in northwest China to obtain this Class 1 certification. Architect: PTW Architects Image: CreatAR

Design Talk

PTW Architects recently hosted another internal Design Talk, featuring guest speaker Claire Weisz, the founding Principal of WXY Architecture + Urban Design, New York City. Claire gave us incredible insight into the design and construction of the West Thames Pedestrian Bridge. Architect: @wxystudio Structural Engineer: @thorntontomasetti Image: @wxystudio

International Grammar School

PTW was delighted to be invited to International Grammar School by Deputy Principal Mary Dumas to share insights in a Q&A session with Head Boy Orlando Read and Head Girl Grace Truman into the school’s original design and its distinctive mural 'Seeds of the Future', completed in 1997. This artwork is a collaboration by husband and wife team, Lloyd Kelemen and Jenny Crooke who developed the project in close consultation with PTW’s team led by Executive Director Diane Jones. IGS students also participated in the creation of the work by making ceramic pieces that were incorporated into the design.

For PTW, an appreciation of our built environment is a celebration of our cultural values. Thank you Sydney Living Museums @sydlivmus and artist Fiona Hall AO for the opportunity to join as a community volunteer in the creation of ‘Who Goes Here?' We were delighted and honoured to hand paint one of several hundred signposts retelling the story of a past resident of the Hyde Park Barracks. This installation is on display throughout April and May as part of SLM’s ‘Reflections on Identity’ theme for 2021; for more info go to Sydneylivingmuseums.com.au
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