Tzannes Associates

Tzannes Associates’ recent Irving Street Brewery project provides Central Park with a tri-generational plant through adaptive reuse of the Carlton and United Brewery buildings. The project has been awarded for its conservation success on two occasions by the Australian Institute for Architects (AIA). The project’s façade design and engineering posed a number of construction and installation challenges, due to the complexity of its geometry and its scale. AR-MA was engaged to provide a pre-fabricated solution to these issues, employing custom digital tools and customised construction systems to do so. Working closely with Tzannes Associates, we rationalised the doubly-curved, freeform façade geometry to a point where it could be easily fabricated as installable, structurally-sound modules. AR-MA’s consulting services helped Tzannes Associates to design an intelligent addition to the urban fabric of the Brewery precinct.

  • Architect — Tzannes Associates
  • Contractor — Christie Civil
  • Facade contractor — ARC Roofing
  • Date of completion — 2014
  • Location — Central Park, Sydney NSW
  • Fabrication — Craftmetals
  • Photo credits — John Gollings