You may have seen some media coverage of CplusC Director Clinton Cole's call for change in the design process of public infrastructure projects, particularly the redevelopment of Circular Quay happening at the moment. The story was featured in the Sydney Morning Herald, The Daily Telegraph, ABC News, The Age, Architecture & Design, on national news for Channel 7 and Channel 10 and more.
The NSW Government has decided that the future of the state’s most iconic public places and infrastructure should be decided by multi billion dollar capital investment and private developer consortiums with next to zero public consultation. Despite public architecture competitions in Australia historically creating what are hardly arguable as the best public places in the world (like the Sydney Opera House), the NSW Government has been working with a handful of the ‘big boys’ behind closed doors, with proposed schemes popping up from these massive players without any opportunity for the public, the creative industry or the broader architectural industry to have their say or propose their ideas.
In response, CplusC has prepared a vision of the future for Circular Quay, returning the space to the public while increasing the overall amenity. Click here or on the image below to be taken to our blog post that goes more in depth. Check out the bottom of this newsletter for links to all the articles about the issue.
Hayden Co'burn - The Architecture of Mental Health
CplusC Project Designer Hayden Co'burn has completed his Byera Hadley scholarship report on 'The Architecture of Mental Health', in which over two years he researched how approaches to mental health & care in the urban environment are being undertaken within Australia and around the world comparatively. This personal project is exceptionally written and thought provoking, and definitely worth a read. Click below to download a copy of the report.
Despite only being in operation for about 2 months now, the solar panel system at ZZ Top House has already proved its worth, operating to an exceptional level. The 10kW system with a Tesla Powerwall 2 battery has already saved over 700kg of carbon dioxide emissions from non-renewable energy sources. Our photovoltaic installers estimate the system will have paid itself off in about 3 years at this rate!
In other news
Welcome to the Jungle House secures a Good Design Gold Award
Welcome to the Jungle House has secured a Good Design Award Gold in the Architectural Design Commercial and Residential category in recoginition for the project's outstanding design and innovation.
WTTJH featured on Dezeen
Dezeen assistant-editor India Block has written a feature on Welcome to the Jungle House, looking at the many sustainability systems linked throughout home to make it a machine for sustaining life.
Oye Mi Canto House on Architecture & Design
Architecture & Design magazine has featured Oye Mi Canto House on their website recently, click on the image to read about the warm family home nestled into the leafy backstreets of Newtown.
Oye Mi Canto House on Lunchbox Architect
Read through the Lunchbox Architect's kind words about Oye Mi Canto House and its abundant light and clever use of space.
Peter Colquhoun touring Welcome to the Jungle House for the 2020 Sustainability Awards
After winning two awards in 2019's Sustainability Awards, host of 2020's awards Peter Colquhoun has been given a tour through Welcome to the Jungle House and interviewed CplusC Director Clinton Cole about the project.
Circular Quay - News Articles / Links
Some of the top articles and coverage of the Circular Quay issue.
The Daily Telegraph 'Circular Quay: Sydney icon at threat of revamp' Benedict Brook for the Daily Telegraph via news.com.au
The Sydney Morning Herald '"Like the Opera House": Calls for public design competition for Circular Quay' Matt O'Sullivan for The Sydney Morning Herald
ABC Radio Sydney
CplusC Director Clinton Cole chats with ABC Radio Sydney's James Valentine.
Architecture & Design 'Local architect slams ‘unfair’ NSW planning process over Circular Quay redesign' Branko Miletic for online publication Architecture & Design
10 News 'Quay Vision' Channel 10 National News segment covering the Circular Quay issue.