Ivy

Located in the heart of Sydney’s tight urban fabric of George Street, the 20,000 m2 building offers a public landscaped oasis within a predominantly commercial domain.

The integrated precinct comprises:
–  Nine boutique retail spaces, which utilises a central alley way
–  Six bars, two of which offer extensive outdoor spaces
–  Three specialist restaurants
–  A specialist venue dedicated to live music performances
–  An ultimate function room which can hold 1000 people on one
level. It also includes state of the art audio visual facilities and
internet technology
– A two level office facility exclusively for the Merivale Group
– Two 500 m2 penthouses
– A lifestyle complex comprising of a pool club and a day spa

Woods Bagot formed a collaboration with Merivale, Cornwell Design, Hecker Phelan and Guthrie for all components of the design.  A highly integrated outcome of architectural interiors, signage and hospitality.

Project awards:

The Sydney Morning Herald & The Age’s ‘Australia’s Best Houses’
ivy Penthouse
Urbis Magazine’s Design Annual
– Best Australian Building
IDEA09 Interior Design Excellence Awards
– IDEA09 Overall Winner
– Hospitality Winner
– Multi-Residential, Highly Commended
Australian Institute of Architects National Awards 2009
– Harry Seidler Award for Commercial Architecture
– National Award (Urban Design)
Interior Design Awards, Australia 2009
– Best of State, Commercial Design, New South Wales
– Hospitality Design Award
Australian Institute of Architects (NSW) 2009
– Lloyd Rees Award for Outstanding Urban  Design
– Commercial Architecture Award

Text&images: http://www.woodsbagot.com

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