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The Brewery Yard, Central Park wins UNESCO International Conservation Award

The Brewery Yard, Central Park, Chippendale, Australia, designed by TZANNES for Frasers Property and Sekisui House, has received the 2016 Award for New Design in Heritage Contexts at the UNESCO Asia-Pacific Awards for Cultural Heritage Conservation. The Brewery Yard, which the judges hailed as a ‘a prototype for repurposing industrial heritage in a sustainable, forward looking manner’, is the only Australian project among a total of 13 winning projects from six countries. The UNESCO Asia-Pacific Awards for Cultural Heritage Conservation program recognizes private individuals and organizations that have successfully restored and conserved structures and buildings of heritage value in the region. The jury noted:

Award for New Design in Heritage Contexts – The Brewery Yard, Central Park, Chippendale, Australia

”The striking transformation of the Brewery Yard in Chippendale into an efficient tri-generation plant evocatively reinterprets a century-old industrial building type for contemporary use. Clad in a shimmering metallic mesh, the sculptural new roof mass hovers above the historic brick building, creating an iconic new addition to the city’s skyline. By juxtaposing 21st-century industrial aesthetics against a 20th-century industrial building vocabulary, the design provides a clever solution to concealing the new cooling towers while paying homage to the soaring original smokestack. Anchoring a revitalized new urban hub, the project is a prototype for repurposing industrial heritage in a sustainable forward-looking manner.”