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Tzannes wins prestigious 2016 Chicago Athenaeum International Architecture Award for the Brewery Yard

Tzannes’ The Brewery Yard, Central Park, Sydney has been honoured at the world’s most prestigious architecture awards, the 2016 International Architecture Awards, given annually by the Chicago Athenaeum: Museum of Architecture and Design and The European Centre for Architecture Art Design and Urban Studies.

Architecture firms from 43 countries submitted projects for the Awards, which are the largest and most extensive global architecture awards in the world, with an emphasis on best practice and sustainability. A final shortlist of 370 projects was presented to a Jury of Italian architects and critics, from which the final 130 winning projects were selected.

‘‘The selected new buildings and urban planning projects in this year’s International Architecture Awards demonstrate a new and growing sensitivity to true human-based design and a sympathetic approach to sustainability and the urban environment,’’ said Christian Narkiewicz-Laine, Museum President, The Chicago Athenaeum. ‘‘This year’s awarded projects address critical architecture and planning concerns for advanced post industrial cities and third world communities alike.

‘‘The best of today’s architecture demonstrates a new International style that has little or nothing to do with architectural ‘style’ but more a genuine concern for the society that architecture serves,’’ he said. ‘‘It deals with the critical issues that both megacities and developing societies face today – from urban slums, denatured cities, conflict zones, environmentally compromised ports, and rural villages off the grid.’’

Designed by Tzannes for Frasers Property and Sekisui House, Stage 1 of the Brewery Yard integrates the equipment for a precinct wide tri-generation plant into the historic Carlton and United Brewery building on the fringe of the central business district in Sydney Australia.

The tri generation plant will supply power and hot and cold water to the mixed-use development, which includes 2,200 residential apartments and 20,000sqm of retail space, together with significant public space and 6,400 sqm of public parkland.