Barrack Place, at 151 Clarence Street, Sydney, is a state-of-the-art office tower  and boutique retail and food and beverage space in the city centre. The building sits in a precinct that was the traditional warehouse quarter of Central Sydney and has a number of significant heritage buildings.

Architectus has drawn inspiration from the carriageways and courtyards of the heritage merchant’s warehouses and designed an elegant glass tower that rises above a detailed brick podium which embodies the character of the surrounding precinct.

The 18-storey building was completed in late 2018 and has received a 6 Star Green Star rating as well as being the first building in Australia to receive the WELL Core & Shell Gold pre-certification by the International WELL Building Institute.

Inhabit provided façade consulting services for the array of materials and systems across the project including the tower curtain wall, podium windows system and bespoke shop front. Inhabit was also involved with reviewing and rationalizing the bespoke hand set masonry detailing and engineering considering the complex interface geometry, trade coordination, suspended brick, secondary support steel requirements, podium corbelling and the bespoke ‘mega corbel’ to the primary entry.

In the video below the architects and engineer discuss the use of brick in the project.

. 2020 Property Council of Australia/Rider Levett Bucknall Innovation & Excellence Awards – NSW State Development of the Year Award
. 2020 Property Council of Australia Innovation and Excellence Awards – Colliers International Award for Best Office Development
. 2020 Property Council of Australia Innovation and Excellence Awards – Landcom Award for Best Sustainable Development
. 2019 Urban Land Institute (ULI) Asia Pacific Award for Excellence
. 2019 Australian Institute of Architects (NSW) City of Sydney Lord Mayor’s Prize
. 2019 Australian Institute of Architects (NSW) Commercial Architecture Commendation

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