2013 National Architecture Awards: Sustainable

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Darling Quarter by Francis-Jones Morehen Thorp (fjmt) with Aspect Studios, Lend Lease, E.G.O. Group and Davenport Campbell.

Darling Quarter by Francis-Jones Morehen Thorp (fjmt) with Aspect Studios, Lend Lease, E.G.O. Group and Davenport Campbell. Image: John Gollings

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Darling Quarter by Francis-Jones Morehen Thorp (fjmt) with Aspect Studios, Lend Lease, E.G.O. Group and Davenport Campbell.

Darling Quarter by Francis-Jones Morehen Thorp (fjmt) with Aspect Studios, Lend Lease, E.G.O. Group and Davenport Campbell. Image: John Gollings

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Darling Quarter by Francis-Jones Morehen Thorp (fjmt) with Aspect Studios, Lend Lease, E.G.O. Group and Davenport Campbell.

Darling Quarter by Francis-Jones Morehen Thorp (fjmt) with Aspect Studios, Lend Lease, E.G.O. Group and Davenport Campbell. Image: John Gollings

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Darling Quarter by Francis-Jones Morehen Thorp (fjmt) with Aspect Studios, Lend Lease, E.G.O. Group and Davenport Campbell.

Darling Quarter by Francis-Jones Morehen Thorp (fjmt) with Aspect Studios, Lend Lease, E.G.O. Group and Davenport Campbell. Image: Florian Groehn

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Darling Quarter by Francis-Jones Morehen Thorp (fjmt) with Aspect Studios, Lend Lease, E.G.O. Group and Davenport Campbell.

Darling Quarter by Francis-Jones Morehen Thorp (fjmt) with Aspect Studios, Lend Lease, E.G.O. Group and Davenport Campbell. Image: John Gollings

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Darling Quarter by Francis-Jones Morehen Thorp (fjmt) with Aspect Studios, Lend Lease, E.G.O. Group and Davenport Campbell.

Darling Quarter by Francis-Jones Morehen Thorp (fjmt) with Aspect Studios, Lend Lease, E.G.O. Group and Davenport Campbell. Image: John Gollings

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Darling Quarter by Francis-Jones Morehen Thorp (fjmt) with Aspect Studios, Lend Lease, E.G.O. Group and Davenport Campbell.

Darling Quarter by Francis-Jones Morehen Thorp (fjmt) with Aspect Studios, Lend Lease, E.G.O. Group and Davenport Campbell. Image: John Gollings

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Darling Quarter by FJMT with Aspect Studios, Lend Lease, E.G.O. Group and Davenport Campbell
Sustainable Architecture: National Commendation
Australian Institute of Architects

Jury citation

The combination of several environmental design initiatives both extends the amenity of the campus development at Darling Quarter and ensures it achieves the highest levels of sustainability accreditation. An organizational approach that maximizes natural light and offers opportunities for natural ventilation, as well as easy connection to external gardens, supports contemporary workplace values and human needs.

With a high-performance building envelope, water efficiency and harvesting, and a number of energy-efficient systems working together with an integrated approach to fitout and ease of use, the buildings at Darling Quarter successfully extend the trajectory of sustainable commercial development in Australia.

The building has been recognized as a world leader in environmentally sustainable design and has achieved the following Green Building Council of Australia (GBCA) ratings: 6 Star Green Star Office Design v2 rating, 5 Star Green Star – Office Design Interiors v1.1 and 6 Star Green Star Office As Built v3 (the first building to achieve this).

Read Marianna Preston’s project review of Darling Quarter Playground for Landscape Architecture Australia.


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