World Architecture Festival awards: Sydney buildings on the short list

28 October 2019

World Architecture Festival awards: Sydney buildings on the short list

60 projects from across Australia have been shortlisted for the World Architecture Festival Awards, set to be held in the Netherlands in early December.

The festival is an awards event with a difference – each shortlisted architect or firm will make a finalist presentation in front of the 148 judges and their peers – to prove why they should take home their category award.

Along with a series of spectacular homes, a range of Sydney buildings have made the short list, see them below.

Green Square Library and Plaza, Zeltland

Credit: Arup

Designed by Stewart Hollenstein in association with Stewart Architecture.

Green Square Library and Plaza in Zetland is the result of a 2012 International design competition. 

The project comprises a 3,000-square-metre below ground library and an 8,000-square-metre plaza. It is the heart of the Green Square project, labelled by Arup as one of the largest urban regeneration projects in Australia.

Tongue n Groove Flagship store, Waterloo

Credit: Tobias Partners

Designed by Nick Tobias in association with Tobias Partners, the Tongue n Groove showroom acts as a stage to showcase the brand’s solid oak floorboards.

Arc, Sydney CBD

Image: Tom Ferguson

This mixed-use residential tower won the City of Sydney design excellence competition in 2013. Designed by Koichi Takada architects, it contains 135 apartments, 86 luxury hotel rooms, 8 retail fit outs and eatery space.

Northern Beaches Hospital, Frenchs Forest

Source: Arcadis

The $5.5 billion hospital was designed by BVN Architecture. Five levels, it houses 488 beds and is the first hospital in New South Wales to 4 Star Green Star rating.

Future projects

77 Market Street, Sydney CBD

Credit: fjmt

Set to be built atop of iconic men’s David Jones CBD store, this 49-storey tower was designed by FJMT. It’s part of a $300 million joint venture between Cbus Property and Scentre Group, with the finished tower to include retail, office space and apartments.

88 Harris Street, Pyrmont

Credit: SJB

Currently a car park, 88 Harris street is set to be transformed into a 5-story office building. Designed by SJB, the $22 million development is being headed by Michael Teplitsky and Darren Williamson.

The festival will be held in Amsterdam on the 4th to the 6th of December.

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