Located at Eveleigh, Australia, the CarriageWorks is 1 of 42 winners of NSW Architecture Awards in heritage architecture category (Greenway Award). It’s revitalized by Tonkin Zulaikha Greer Architects and successfully combine the old architecture with the new generation spaces in harmony.
The jury said: “The Eveleigh Carriage Workshops are of national cultural significance as part of the largest intact, high quality workshop site from the steam era in Australia. It has now been opened to the public in a creative new way. This landmark site has been given new life without forsaking the old – its 1888 industrial heritage clearly evident through the retention of nearly all the significant fabric and equipment extant at the time of adaptation. The carriages have gone, but not the cranes, the rails and the ability to read its form and former function. Existing elements retain their patina of age. This project, realised on a strict budget and even stricter timetable, provides flexible theatre spaces, administration offices, workshop spaces and amenities in discrete concrete boxes clearly articulated from the heritage fabric.”
Photo: Bentley Smith