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Three TZANNES projects won major awards at the 2018 NSW AIA Architecture awards, announced on Friday 6 July 2018.

Our engineered timber building, International House, Sydney took out two of the State’s top awards: the Sir Arthur G. Stephenson Award for Commercial Architecture and the Milo Dunphy Award for Sustainable Architecture, and Day Street Apartments, designed by Tzannes with Loftex, won an Award for Urban Design against a strong field of projects.

Jury Citation Extracts-

The Sir Arthur G.Stephenson Award for Commercial Architecture – INTERNATIONAL HOUSE SYDNEY
”This Tzannes building …. has [transformed] the public’s perception of a commercial office building and has ushered into the Australian construction industry cross laminated timber technology.
”.. balances innovation in engineering with sophisticated architectural refinement, both internally and externally.
‘Tzannes, as well as Lend Lease, have shown wonderful conviction in embracing a sustainable construction methodology and producing a building of honesty, integrity and significance.”

The Milo Dunphy Award for Sustainable Architecture – INTERNATIONAL HOUSE SYDNEY
”…provides a stunning example of this innovative construction technique for all to see on the waterfront at Barangaroo…
”The use of approximately 60 cubic metres of reclaimed ironbark and turpentine hardwoods to form internal cladding in the lobby, lift and to form the colonnade structure further adds to the sustainability credentials while lending a sense of soul to the building through the known chain of custody on materials.
”the building is rated 6 stars under the Green Star Office V3 rating tool, demonstrative of its world leadership in sustainable design.”

Award for Urban Design – DAY STREET APARTMENTS
”This accomplished residential apartment building.. is located within the former warehouse district facing the urban renewal expanse of Darling Harbour to the west..
”…an infill urban design exemplar..”
”.. mediating the immediate condition of brick street wall and laneway architecture via a deeply modelled base with the contrasting simplicity of golden mesh screens above where the tower has greater outlook.”