AJ+C and The Stable Group won a City of Sydney-run Design Excellence Competition for this site with the only design proposed to reuse the former Wrigley’s warehouse building, prior to its formal recognition as a heritage building.
“The Burcham” is named in honour of the architect of the original Wrigley’s building, John Burcham Clamp, and the new design embraces the site’s unique history, re-using the former 1918 Wrigley’s Gum Factory building as residential apartments, then adding two new 4 and 5 storey apartment buildings, comprising 99 apartments in total across the three buildings.
The interiors, also designed by Allen Jack+Cottier, blend the industrial heritage of the building with the late 20’s early 30’s character of its architecture whilst making the most of the original features.
The spaces inside the existing building are kept ‘raw’ with polished concrete floors; exposed high concrete ceilings; unusual and elegant ‘mushroom’ capital columns and abundant light.
About the Awards
The Sustainability Awards is Australia’s longest running and most prestigious awards program dedicated to acknowledging and celebrating excellence in sustainable design and architecture. Nominations received are shortlisted and then winners for each category are announced at a five-star Gala evening hosted this year at the Star, Sydney on 11 October 2018. The daytime event Sustainability Live is a CPD-endorsed education event where industry experts present a range of topics to educate, inform and ignite learning.