Sydney architect wins world commercial building award

Sydney architect wins world commercial building award
Sydney architect wins world commercial building award

A Tamworth property created by Sydney architects Tanner Kibble Denton has won the World Architecture News Commercial Architecture Award 2017.

The building, Glasshouse at Goonoo Goonoo Station, was honoured in London recently with the project design director John Rose present to receive the award. 

“This is a very proud moment. We have a dynamic young team based in Sydney and this award shows the world what they are capable of," Rose said.

"A juror said that our project was a ‘stand-out’; this is an incredible endorsement amongst such an impressive line-up of international projects."

The Glasshouse is a state of the art restaurant and function centre with a contemporary dining experience with expansive views of the surrounding hills.

Sydney architect wins world commercial building award

It sits between two original agricultural structures, the 1870s Woolstore and a 1950s Shearing Shed.

The restaurants offers a strong visual connection with the Woolstore, with the rusticity of the sheep ramp and shearing shed. 

“The design responds to the materiality of country- steel, stone and timber," Rose said.

"It complements the solid enclosure that is the Woolstore and the mechanism that is the Shearing Shed.

"The outcome is an elegant and simple building, occupying the space between the historic elements that animates the entire precinct when in use."

Goonoo Goonoo Station was first established in 1841.

Glasshouse also won the Sir Arthur G Stephenson Award at the Australian Institute of Architects NSW.

Joel Robinson

Joel Robinson

Joel Robinson is a property journalist based in Sydney. Joel has been writing about the residential real estate market for the last five years, specializing in market trends and the economics and finance behind buying and selling real estate.

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