Andrew Burns, Carmen Sanz-Diez de Ulzurrun, Ethan Gao, Jordan Silver, Tiffany Liew
Architecture AND collaborated with SJB and Aspect Landscape on a submission for the design excellence competition for the celebrated Sirius Building. The design proposition sought to diverge from an orthodox Burra Charter approach of contrast and instead pursued a sense of continuity with the original expression. The distinctive expression filleted brick ground plane and concrete tower was retained and elaborated, enlivened through the addition of a mass timber third 'piece' to provide compositional balance across the site.
Architecture AND congratulate the winning firm of BVN.
The roof as a tiered landscape. Source: SJB
Gloucester Walk - new brick volumes enhance amenity while retaining the existing expression. Source: SJB
The secondary language of the existing tower; board-formed concrete lift and services shafts; were translated into the primary expression of the new addition. An internal logic was developed whereby each concrete volume neatly interlocked with the adjacent volume to provide a visual clarity within a highly varied form.
Board-formed concrete addition. Source: SJB
Eastern elevation - a 'cap' of new forms cascades down the existing structure. Source: SJB