Daramu House

Barangaroo, Sydney

Daramu House pushes the limits of timber construction. Together with its sister building, International House Sydney, Daramu House delivers a cohesive and inviting threshold to Barangaroo South from Sussex Street and beyond to the western edge of the city. The distinctive sculptural form of Daramu House at the northern boundary of the commercial precinct, creates a strong identity adjacent to the residential Barangaroo precinct and enhances interior view experiences for occupants.

At the heart of the design is the timber structure boasting an expanded structural grid of 9m x 9m that is currently the largest in the world for mid-rise commercial projects . An impressive 18m span in timber is achieved over the commercial entry on Sussex Street through an innovative structural solution that utilises the bracing as a timber truss.

Daramu House is a world leader in sustainability and innovation, targeting a 6 star Green Star as-built rating.

  • AIA (NSW) Architecture Award for Commercial Architecture 2020
  • AIA (NSW) Commendation for Sustainable Architecture 2020
  • AIA (National) Commendation for Commercial Architecture 2020
  • Australian Timber Design Award for Commercial Architecture 2020
  • Green Good Design Award Architecture 2021
  • Exterior photography: Ben Guthrie
  • Interior photography: Brett Boardman
  • Construction photography: Michael Nicholson