Great hybridization. Phoenix Central Park by John Wardle Arch and Durbach Block Jaggers Arch

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Architects
Project team
Gallery.- John Wardle Architects – John Wardle, Stefan Mee, Diego Bekinschtein, Alex Peck, Luca Vezzosi, Adrian Bonaventura, David Ha, Ellen Chen, Andy Wong, Manuel Canestrini, Meron Tierney.
Performance Space.- Durbach Block Jaggers Architects – Neil Durbach Camilla Block, David Jaggers, Simon Stead, Anne Kristin Risnes, Deb Hodge, Xiaoxiao Cai, Adam Hoh.
Collaborators
Project Manager.- Aver 2015-2017; Colliers 2017-2019. Planner.- Mersonn. Structural Engineer.- TTW / NSW. Civil Engineer.- TTW / NSW. Geotechnical Engineer.- Pells Sullivan Meylink / NSW. Building Services Engineer.- Evolved Engineering / NSW. Traffic and Pedestrian Modelling.- GTA Consultants. Fire Engineer.- Affinity Fire / VIC + NSW. Acoustic Consultant.- Marshall Day / NSW. Landscape Architect.- 360º / NSW. Signage and Wayfinding.- Studio Ongarato / VIC. Building Surveyor.- Philip Chun & Associates / NSW. Accessibility Consultant.- Philip Chun & Associates / NSW. Façade Engineers.- Inhabit. Lighting design.- Bluebottle.
Client
Judith Neilson.
Contractor
Bellevarde Construction 2016 – 2018 [early works and superstructure] FDC Group 2018 – 2019 (structure and fitout).
Craftspeople
Custom Bricks.- Krause Bricks. Bricklaying.- Favetti bricklaying. Architectural steelwork and art hanging doors.- TILT; All styled, Active Metal. Off form concrete.- Hi-Form. Gallery Roof.- ARC roofing with ARMA. Timber Source.- Dinesen. Timber and Joinery.- Top Knot Carpentry and Joinery. GRP Ceilings.- Shapeshell with DDI. Stone Seat.- Sourced from Hendersons Quarry in Harcourt and worked by Studio 2. CLT (Cross Laminated Timber) Performance Space Ceiling.- Hess. Specialty Render.- CoverUp Dynamics. Brass basins.- Bespoke House. Brass Linings.- Bronzeworks. Tiling.- Nash. Joinery.- Debrich. Commercial Kitchen.- Austmont. Speciality Glass.- Ozsea; Definitive Glass. Brass DBJ Hardware.- Chant. Hardware.- Keeler. Joinery and Upholstery.- Infracraft.
Budget
$32-million
Area
Site area.- 717 sqm. Floor area.- 1185 sqm (entire project). 6 levels – three above and three basement levels.
Dates
2014- December, 2019.
Awards
NSW Architecture Medallion, AIA New South Wales 2020.
Sir Arthur G. Stephenson Award for Commercial Architecture, AIA New South Wales 2020.
John Verge Award for Interior Architecture, AIA New South Wales 2020.
Location
Chippendale, Sydney, Australia.
Photography
Martin Mischkulnig, Martin Siegner, Trevor Mein, Tom Ferguson, Kien Van Young y Julia Charles.

John Wardle Architects

John Wardle Architects is an architecture office with a team of 80 design professionals in Australia, with headquarters in its two studios in Melbourne and Sydney.

Many projects by JWA have been highly awarded. In 2018, this included National AIA Awards for Educational Architecture and Interior Architecture, the RIBA Award for International Excellence. JWA has twice been recognised with the prestigious Sir Zelman Cowen Award for best public building in Australia in 2002 and 2006. They have twice received Robin Boyd Awards for best residential project in Australia.

In 2020 JWA won the New South Wales Architecture Medallion for Phoenix Central Park which was completed with Durbach Block Jaggers. Their practice has also won two Victorian Architecture Medals.

In 2020, John Wardle was awarded the Gold Medal, the Australian Institute of Architects’ highest honour. Awarded since 1960, the Gold Medal recognises distinguished service by architects who have designed or executed buildings of high merit, producing work of great distinction that has advanced architecture or endowed the profession in a distinguished manner.

Neil Durbach, Camilla Block, David Jaggers. Durbach Block Jaggers Architects

Durbach Block Jaggers Architects. Neil Durbach, Camilla Block and David Jaggers are the directors of Durbach Block Jaggers Architects, since twenty five years. With a  permanent team of twelve, DBJ has experience in projects that have complex client groups and needs.

We aim for an architecture that is both confident and courteous. Environmentally sustainable design principles permeate the logic of durable design in siting, landscaping, management of services and detail design. We believe that longevity is more likely in a building that is well loved.

Their work is recognised as both iconic and innovative through publications and awards. Most recently Durbach Block Jaggers were awarded the 2020 NSW Architecture Medallion, the Sir G. Stephenson Award for Commercial Architecture and the John Verge Award for Interior Architecture for the Phoenix Central Park Performance Space and Gallery with John Wardle Architects. DBJ have received the Robin Boyd Award three times for the best residential project in Australia, as well as State and National Architecture Awards across all building types, including public, education, commercial, residential, heritage and urban design.

Neil Durbach and Camilla Block are Adjunct Professors at the University of New South Wales and UTS Sydney respectively.  Neil, Camilla and David are Fellows of the Institute of Architects, recognition for their outstanding achievements and contribution to the architecture profession.

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