Our proposed vision for 52 Reservoir Street provides a modern commercial infill development to an under-developed semi-industrial site in the bustling city fringe of Surry Hills. The proposed innovative hub would create an active lively destination in this unique and dynamic part of the city. Our modern commercial proposal is designed with environmental responsibility in materiality, orientation, facilities and purpose.

The site’s tall northern neighbours approach each other but do not meet and as such form a visually striking, vertical aperture between the site and Foster Street. This unique aperture is the key to the design approach as it generates the principles of site layout for optimum environmental benefit.

This proposal was undertaken as an invited participant in a City of Sydney Design Excellence Competition.