Endorsed by

Durbach Block Jaggers dishes up ‘new face’ for Sydney Markets

Award-winning architecture practice Durbach Block Jaggers has won the architectural design competition for a new cooking school at Sydney Markets in Flemington, western Sydney.

The design concept, which incorporates a secret garden and netted trees, beat out several other contenders for the commission.

“The flowing shape of the building celebrates natural light and cross ventilation,” said Neil Durbach, a director of Durbach Block Jaggers. “We wanted to create a centre point that would naturally connect people, space and food.”

Durbach Block Jaggers design for the proposed new cooking school at Sydney Markets has been inspired by the concept of secret gardens and netted trees.

Durbach Block Jaggers design for the proposed new cooking school at Sydney Markets has been inspired by the concept of secret gardens and netted trees.

Image: Courtesy Sydney Markets

The proposed new building, which has been touted as the “new face” of the wholesale fresh food market, will include a large function area, an alfresco terrace, education area for school groups and will be capable of holding classes for around 30 people. With the new cooking school, Sydney Market is targeting a burgeoning global food tourism trade.

Sydney Markets has been running since the first European settlers arrived in 1788 and it now trades produce from around 20,000 growers from across Australia. The market was named number one in the world for Environmental Sustainability in Denmark at the 2008 World Union of Wholesale Markets Congress.

Durbach Block Jaggers hope to continue the sustainability credentials of the market by earning a 5-star sustainability rating for the new cooking school.

The school is expected to open in 2016.

Related topics

More news

See all
The Australian Institute of Architects' survey found that "novation is no longer working optimally" and that "the principle allocating risk to the best person to manage it appears to be eroded." Novation ‘can lead to serious unintended consequences,’ Institute survey finds

The Australian Institute of Architects’ survey found that “novation is no longer working optimally” and that “the principle allocating risk to the best person to …

Bourke & Bowden Alexandria indicative design by Bates Smart. Bates Smart designs concept for office complex for Sydney’s Alexandria

Bates Smart has produced a design for a hospitality and office complex in a cluster of industrial buildings in the Sydney suburb of Alexandria.

Formerly social housing, the Sirius building designed by Tao Gofers has been sold and will be redeveloped as private apartments. Housing affordability in the crosshairs at 2019 Sydney Architecture Festival

The 13th Sydney Architecture Festival will place housing affordability at the forefront of a week-long series of events and exhibitions in November.

Waverley Woollen Mills, Australia’s oldest working textile mill. Open House Launceston to offer up a ‘feast for the senses’

Some 34 building will be on show at Open House Launceston, happening on Saturday 7 September as part of the Junction Arts Festival.

Most read

Latest on site

Calendar