- University of Technology Sydney
- Broadway, Sydney, NSW
- Tim Greer, Peter Tonkin, Tamara Frangelli, Elizabeth Muir, Juli Hallmann, Bettina Siegmund, Christian Williams.
- 2nd Place
Building One’s brutalist glacier forms are fragmented at the street edge into shards of translucent civic space. The intellectual pursuit of fresh insight, cleaving from the iconic mass of established knowledge, is showcased here on Broadway.
The University’s many-facetted edge advances over the public way, engaging passers-by in its displays. Elevated and luminous, the Display Case invites exploration through its boldly incised entrance.
A reconciliation between the tower and smaller, well-loved areas is achieved by new human-scaled spaces between the Tower Fragments. The iconic Building One is preserved and emulated in the new Podium’s geometrical plan and use of unadorned materials.
Unified by existing stairs and lifts, the new lends vitality to the old, and fresh life is breathed into the old Podium from the Alumni Green. The weight of the tower is alleviated by the lightness and uplift of the new forms.
Plants and trees give a cool, conservatory atmosphere to the Display Case. Controlled sunshine, filtered fresh air and thousands of tonnes of retained building material are included in our ESD strategy for the new building.