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Harmony of new and old

The Revy

It's been an enlightening journey since PTW Architects started to work on the transformation of The Revy, one of Pyrmont's longest-standing Grade One listed waterfront landmarks. Collaborating closely with the consultant team, we designed new openings and new cantilevered balconies that needed to be sympathetic to the original design by Walter Liberty Vernon. Built circa 1912, the eight storey Royal Edward Victualling Yard, Building C (The Revy), now comprises 44 residences, including one north-facing penthouse.

A three storey basement sits alongside, and partially beneath the public footpath. Two storey townhouses sit within the rusticated basalt base, with generous double height spaces allowing full appreciation of the original volumes. The requirement to accommodate six apartments per core in this very narrow footprint, required an external core expression that would contrast with the existing brick building, but also not visually dominate. The two new external glass cores are placed on Darling Island Road, while the waterfront façade remains largely unaltered but for small, discrete and delicate insertions.

8

No of levels

5.8

Thousand (GFA m2)

2.2

Thousand (Site Area m2)

Exterior with external glazed cores
Goods bay hinged platform converted into Juliette balcony
Waterfront apartment looks out towards Sydney Harbour Bridge
Interior living space
Bathroom interior
Hoist towers after construction within their new roof top setting

Location

Darling Island, Pyrmont, Sydney, NSW, Australia

Consultant

PTW Architects - Architecture

Blainey North - Interior Design

D5 - Heritage

Client

Aqualand

Awards

2021 MasterPrize – Residential Architecture - Multi Unit category (Honorable Mention)

2020 UDIA NSW Crown Group Awards - Urban-Renewal-Adaptive-Reuse (Finalist)