Press Release: Allen Jack+Cottier’s Kerrie Murphy Building Highly Commended in World Architecture News Awards

Press Release: Allen Jack+Cottier’s Kerrie Murphy Building Highly Commended in World Architecture News Awards

24.07.14

“Amazed by the technical achievement of the building, judges have awarded it a ‘Highly Commended’ status for its achievements in the field. The entire building is made up of only 4 pieces of concrete per floor; each piece is not only vast but also ready to erect on site in the lightning time of 3.5 hours per floor. “Exactly what you need” insists Bob Fry. “Such an interesting piece of work.”

Allen Jack+Cottier’s Kerrie Murphy Building for Sydney Grammar School in Ultimo, Sydney, NSW has been Highly Commended in the World Architecture News (WAN) Concrete in Architecture Awards. While the building for primary school children didn’t manage to clinch the top spot in the awards it’s sustainable design and iconic facade caught the judges eye.

WAN has said: “Amazed by the technical achievement of the building, judges have awarded it a ‘Highly Commended’ status for its achievements in the field. The Michaeentire building is made up of only 4 pieces of concrete per floor; each piece is not only vast but also ready to erect on site in the lightning time of 3.5 hours per floor. “Exactly what you need” insists Bob Fry. “Such an interesting piece of work.”

The building consists of an arts and crafts facility, a library, staff offices and an indoor sports hall. The roof is to become an outdoor playground shaded by an array of photovoltaic cells. This represents an enormous achievement for the limited budget.