AJ+C shortlisted 5 times in the 2019 AIA NSW State Awards
media release 8.05.19

AJ+C shortlisted 5 times in the 2019 AIA NSW State Awards

AJ+C has been recognised by the Australian Institute of Architects with three projects shortlisted in the 2019 NSW State Awards. Shortlisted projects include:

The Burcham, Rosebery
Shortlisted for: multi residential, heritage & sustainable categories.
This remarkable project embraces the site’s unique history, re-using the former 1918 Wrigley’s Gum Factory building as residential apartments. Our additions included: two new 4 and 5 storey apartment buildings.

Maybanke, Balmain
Shortlisted for: residential alteration & additions category.
The building’s heritage was recognised and celebrated, with the removal of an unsympathetic extension and the creation of a new contemporary element.

Polaris, North Sydney
Shortlisted for: multi residential category.
Driven by an innovative design approach, Polaris both maximises the solar access to each apartment and minimises overshadowing of its neighbours. Reverse engineering the building envelope from solar studies resulted in a unique crystalline form.

AJ+C congratulates everyone involved in these projects. The winners are announced on Friday 5 July 2019.

Opening of the Hudson Library, Meriden
media release 8.04.19

Opening of the Hudson Library, Meriden

This month our team joined principal, Dr Julie Greenhalgh at the opening of the Hudson Library, Meriden.

AJ+C were engaged by Meriden school to convert the existing library space into a new learning precinct for the senior school. Our Design approach was to create a decentralized space, with more agility, connectivity and flexibility for the students and staff.

The space includes 5 history classrooms, a central learning commons, reference library, senior girls group and quiet study area, and a staffroom and utility area. As a part of this process we had to address issues of accessibility to the Senior girls quiet study space and library which is on a lowered floor level. Key aims for new the works emanating from the design include maximising flexibility, multifunctional spaces, natural light, interconnectivity and transparency between spaces all of which allows students to engage with one another and have access to resources as needed.

The aim of this design was to transform the existing operations of a typical library into a collaborative and flexible teaching and learning space. Our design aimed to combine the learning spaces in such a way as to create flexible teaching and learning spaces that could be used for individual study, classroom teaching spaces that function as typical classrooms when required but that could also be opened up to the learning commons for easy accessibility between the spaces for collaborative work. The resource learning space means that the resources are immediately on hand and available within the faculty space which can also be accessed by the student after hours.

For more information on this project please contact Rae Gallagher rae.gallagher@architectsajc.com

Photo: Innes Wilson, Scott Norton, Katie Barnes, Michele Edens, Dr Julie Greenhalgh, Mark Louw

YMCA opens new Integrated Wellness Centre in Broken Hill
media release 19.02.19

YMCA opens new Integrated Wellness Centre in Broken Hill

AJ+C were pleased to join NSW Deputy Premier John Barilaro, Federal MP Mark Coulton and State MP Kevin Humphries at the official opening ceremony of the YMCA Integrated Wellness Centre in Broken Hill.

Designed by AJ+C in consultation with YMCA and the local community, the new facility consolidates several existing structures including the adaptive reuse of heritage items, to create a building that offers a range of programs and services for people of all ages, backgrounds and abilities.

Incorporating flexible group exercise rooms, a cardio and resistance studio, gymnasium, squash courts, showers and change rooms, administration offices and publicly available meeting rooms, lettable tenancies for Allied Health, creche, retail, café, and youth hub for school aged children to meet, study and play in a safe and secure environment, the new Integrated Wellness Centre packs a lot in to support both the physical health and mental wellbeing of the entire community.

In the first four weeks since reopening the YMCA has;
• Created 25 new jobs
• Signed up 270+ new members
• Seen visitation rise by 220%

For more information on this project please contact Rae Gallagher rae.gallagher@architectsajc.com

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Polaris

Polaris Apartments sits on Berry Street, enjoying a much sought-after North Sydney address. Polaris’s unique character is a product of innovation. Its unique crystalline form was driven by necessity – specifically the need to provide each apartment with maximum sunlight.Filling metropolitan buildings with natural light is increasingly difficult as city density increases.

Polaris

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The Burcham wins Sustainability Awards

We are proud to have won at this year’s Sustainability Awards! “The Burcham” received the award for best ‘Interior Architecture’. The Sustainability Awards celebrates Australia’s contemporary knowledge, skills and innovation in the property industry. The awards recognise outstanding achievements of high quality innovative and sustainable developments.

The Burcham

The Burcham Interiors

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ABC’s 7:30 Report “Inside the retirement homes of the future”

Did you see the story on ABC’s 7:30 Report “Inside the retirement homes of the future”. We are very please to have worked with Stockland to deliver the Cardinal Freeman Village. View segment

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Shortlisted in the World Architecture Festival 2018

Nominees for the World Architecture Festival have been released and we are absolutely thrilled to be shortlisted in three categories.

Urbanest DS1 was shortlisted in the category of Large Scale Housing (Completed Buildings) and also shortlisted in the special category for Innovative Use of Colour, which is the theme of WAF 2018. Kiama House also received a shortlisting in the Villa (Completed Buildings) category. They were shortlisted from thousands of entries judged in London earlier this month by leading architects from across the globe, including our CEO + Principal, Michael Heenan. All shortlisted projects now get the opportunity to be presented at the festival in Amsterdam later this year.