UDIA NSW Crown Group Awards

Great to see The REVY was also shortlisted in the Medium Density Development category of the UDIA NSW Crown Group Awards for excellence 2020 (in addition to the Urban Renewal/Adaptive Reuse category). It was an enlightening, collaborative journey with Aqualand Australia and the broader project team on this visionary project. #udianswawards https://www.linkedin.com/feed/update/urn:li:activity:6719495915004133376/  

Another Design Excellence Competition Win

PTW is proud to announce its success in the recent design excellence competition run in collaboration with Scape and Randwick City Council for the Scape Kingsford student accommodation site. Scape has submitted four DA applications to build futuristic buildings on key opportunity sites in Kensington and Kingsford. These will support the growth of Randwick Health and Education precinct with the delivery of much needed rental residential accommodation. “We are delighted to be working with Scape on this visionary project that is a key site in the transformation of the area,” says Simon Parsons, PTW Managing Director Asia Pacific. Several sustainable elements are woven into the precincts’ fabric including 5 Star Green Star building designs supported by initiatives such as car share, e-bikes, rainwater reuse and highly landscaped zones. Rooftop gardens, relaxation zones, outdoor and indoor exercise zones and dining and entertaining pavilions and high-tech work and study zones will improve social cohesion. “These developments will incorporate the very latest sustainable designs with award winning architects, designers and town planners all dedicated to emulating the best in urban regeneration,” says Stephen Gaitanos, Managing Director & Group CEO of Scape.

One Sydney Harbour

We are proud to be working with Lendlease and Renzo Piano Building Workshop (RPBW) on the amazing landmark project One Sydney Harbour, Barangaroo. Great to see the project taking form which will feature three spectacular towers on completion.

Client: Lendlease

Design Architect: Renzo Piano Building Workshop

Executive Architect: PTW

Image Credit: Craig Hines

ENR Survey

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.
Image credit: PTW Architects, 888 Bourke Street, design excellence competition winner.

Educating Futures - Indesignlive

Thanks Indesign Media Asia Pacific for the opportunity for PTW to contribute to the Design After Distancing: Educating Futures webinar. Diane Jones was joined by panelists Jo DaneFiona Young and Lisa Munao for this great forum of thoughts and ideas chaired by Indesign acting editor jan henderson and coordinated by Ali Lawes and Sofie Teh.
Link to recording of webinar www.indesignlive.com

PTW Promotions

Congratulations to the following members of our PTW Team for their recent promotions (clockwise from top left): Jill Woodley (Senior Associate), George Chen (Senior Associate), Shilpa Shetye (Associate), David Fok (Associate) and Payal Chaudhari (Associate). Your ongoing contribution to our culture of innovation and excellence together with your valued project achievements and team commitment is greatly appreciated.

ARCHITECTURAL REVIEW ISSUE 163 | AGEING-IN-PLACE

Thanks to Architectural Review and editor Madeleine Swain for including PTW in the insightful feature on integrated communities and ageing-in-place. As outlined by writer Deborah Singerman, "ageing is inevitable and, as more and more of us do so, its costs, and social and personal impacts have become big issues. How far is it possible to take the age out of ageing in specifying for present and future populations? And how can architects address these concerns while taking advantage of this ever-growing market for their businesses?" - For full story please click here: AR Issue 163 Ageing-In-Place      

Catherine Love presents to Enmore TAFE NSW students

Last week PTW Sector Lead Hospitality + Interiors, Director, Catherine Love presented to Enmore TAFE NSW students about sustainability through the lens of a designer and what we can do to impact and shape a better world together. Thank you Todd Packer and Louise O'Brien for providing the great opportunity to discuss such an important topic with the future generation!

AIA International Women's Day Breakfast

PTW was delighted to attend Australian Institute of Architects' International Women's Day Breakfast this morning at Sydney Town Hall. With the topic "The many faces of influence and impact in Architecture", it was inspiring to hear from keynote speaker Abbie Galvin, the 24th NSW Government Architect, along with panelists Diane Jones, PTW Executive Director and UNSW Adjunct Professor FBE; Caroline Pidcock LFRAIA, Director of Pidcock; Kim Crestani, City Architect of City of Parramatta; Jan McCredie, Urban Designer of McCredie Urban Design and HELEN LOCHHEAD, Dean of UNSW FBE. The key message of environmental sustainability was a major focus, with a parting quote from Abbie by Leonard Bernstein, "To achieve great things, two things are needed; a plan, and not quite enough time."

2020 Property Council of Australia Innovation & Excellent Awards

PTW Architects is proud to announce that Harold Park, including our Vance Precinct, has been nominated as a finalist for both Best Residential Development and Best Mixed Use Development in the 2020 Property Council of Australia Innovation & Excellent Awards. Vance (Precinct 5) is the final building on Mirvac's Harold Park masterplan site and contains 232 apartments. The main design concept responds to the context by opening the masterplan building envelope up to the park and the creek on the northern side. This creates a spacious courtyard, better outlook for apartments and environmental efficiencies with more apartments achieving direct solar access and natural ventilation. The exterior of the building was conceived as a solid brick mass with carved openings forming a variety of strongly defined windows and balconies. The use of brick is a historical reference to the heritage tram sheds and railway viaducts nearby. Façade mounted planter boxes and green walls within the courtyard allow greenery to grow vertically up the building form.
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