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Sydney   East Circular Quay

location: Sydney, Australia

year: 1992

client: City of Sydney

design: Richard Horden Associates

Richard Horden Associates won a commendation from the City of Sydney for their entry in the ‘Ideas Quest’ international architecture competition for a museum, hotel, restaurants, apartments and offices scheme on a site adjacent to the Sydney Opera House.

The main design objective was to produce a building that complimented the Opera House. The wedge-shaped cross section of the scheme – unusual in central Sydney, which has a collection of tall towers – reflects this and also respects the openness of the Sydney Harbour environment.