The Tapestry Design Prize for Architects

The Tapestry Design Prize for Architects is a unique international award that encourages innovation and visionary thinking by challenging architects to design contemporary tapestries. PTW Executive Director, Diane Jones is delighted to join this year's judging panel which includes John Wardle, Cameron Bruhn, Valerie Kirk, Dimmity Walker and Brook Andrew. As the only tapestry prize in the world that is specifically for Architects it's an incredible opportunity from the Australian Tapestry Workshop to explore our understanding of the intersection between tapestry and space. Entries close Monday 7 June 2021 and all the details are at

Enmore TAFE Talk

PTW Director Catherine Love was invited back to Enmore TAFE as a guest presenter at a recent workshop on Sustainable Design for their Interior Design students. This follows on from her 2020 talk which explored similar themes of how we can create thoughtful, sustainable design outcomes to build a better future.

12 Hassall Street Competition Win

PTW has won the Design Excellence Competition for a new 60 storey tower at 12 Hassall Street in the Parramatta CBD, Burramatta-gal Country (a clan of the Darug people). The decision of the jury was unanimous.

In contrast to many neighbouring developments, this building is intended to be both tall and narrow - contributing an elegant vertical tower to the city precinct. The proposed scheme is designed to achieve a 5 Star Green Star rating and has integrated principles from PTW’s Reconciliation Action Plan, starting with an indigenous site analysis. As a result, its materiality reflects the natural tones of Parramatta’s rich indigenous history. It is intended to contrast with predominantly glazed/white buildings in the Parramatta CBD. The facades present a different expression to the north and south. The northern expression, which features the scar articulation, responds to the curved horizontal dynamism of the river to the north. The southern streetscape facade, presents a more textured and vertical urban expression.

Competition Team: PTW Architects

Client: Toplace Group

ULI Australia City Forum

Don’t miss this event next week featuring a great line up of speakers including Diane Jones, Executive Director PTW Architects; Arabella Rohde, Senior Development Manager Lendlease; Linda Kurti, Group Director, Economic & Social Advisory Urbis; Dan Dwyer, Chief Executive Officer, Fresh Hope; and moderated by Georgia Vitale, Grimshaw.

Meet Our Interiors Team!

Recognised internationally, PTW Interiors works across a diverse portfolio spanning custom multi-residential interiors, workplace/commercial, hospitality, hotels and resorts, clubs, F&B, retail, government/institutional projects and seniors living. We have an active and open approach to design, creating spaces that are sophisticated, refined and reflective of the client’s personality or brand.

Embedded in our work is innovation and internationalisation – constantly seeking out new ideas, efficiencies, systems, and adoption of technology.

Team clockwise from top left: Jacqueline Hall, Senior Interior Designer; Sophie Pilati, Junior Interior Designer; Petr Lang, Business Development Manager; Catherine Love, PTW Director, Sector Lead - Hospitality and Interiors; Josvi Mantilla Tchernova, Interior Designer; Tully Sharp Butler, Associate; Emma Hennessy, Junior Interior Designer; Kerry Fyfe, PTW Director, Interiors; Isabella O’Neill, Interior Designer and Troy Andronicos, Interior Designer

Happy Lunar New Year 2021

PTW wishes everyone a Happy Lunar New Year 2021

Architect: PTW Architects

Project: Xi’An Stadium, China

About: As leaders in stadium design, PTW has embraced state-of-the-art technology in LED façade and integrated design. For special events, different lighting colours, patterns and movements can be programmed and due to the large number of LEDs the colour and intensity of the lights can be adjusted continuously.

82-84 Dixon Street features in ArchitectureAU

Thank you ArchitectureAU for featuring our proposed student accommodation project 82-84 Dixon Street, Haymarket. Existing heritage buildings have been sensitively incorporated into the retail podium of this 17-storey tower in the heart of Chinatown that will house 336 student rooms. Click here for full story: Architect: PTW Architects Client: Elegant Dixon

Atlassian Office Fitout best of 2020

PTW is proud to announce that the Atlassian Office Fitout has been selected by the global design platform, Archello as one of the best of 2020. The Atlassian Head office, Sydney consisted of an addition of 2600 sqm over two floors. Neighbourhoods of open plan working zones are interspersed with clusters housing a variety of meeting rooms, collaboration spaces and custom booths. Distinct colour palettes identify each neighbourhood and are carried through in the graphics and wayfinding solutions. Biophilic installations and generous collaboration and breakout zones support staff wellbeing and promote creative thinking.

Click here for full story

Interior Architect: PTW Architects + EC3

Client: Atlassian

Photographer: Nicole England

ARCH EX 2020

PTW were pleased to sponsor ARCH EX 2020, a virtual exhibition held on 14 December showcasing the final projects of almost 300 students from the UNSW Master of Architecture and UNSW Bachelor of Architectural Studies programs. The exhibition is a celebration of the creative, technological and innovative explorations of this generation of emerging architects. Also many thanks to the organisers for the indulgent hamper of goodies received in recognition of our support.
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