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Darling Exchange

Sydney, Australia

The site is situated in a new urban development in Darling Harbour, planned as a community space for the neighbouring residential blocks and offices. We wanted to create an iconic building which can merge with the landscape using timber as the primary material.

The circular architectural form acts as a node so that it would be accessible and recognisable from all directions, promoting an active and vibrant neighbourhood. It is our intent to express the architecture as a part of nature, like a nest in a playful and primitive manner.

Credits

Client

Lendlease

Office

Kengo Kuma & Associates (link)

Area

6635 m²

Status

Completed 2019

Photography

Martin Mischkulnig

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Conceptual Models

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West Elevation

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Facade Mockup at Normoyle Factory

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Facade System Exploded View

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