Maitland Riverlink, already a multi-award winning project, graciously accepted several wins at the NSW Architecture Awards on Friday night. The Riverlink won the NSW Architecture Medallion for exemplary project across all 12 awards categories; the Sulman Medal for Public Architecture; the Urban Design Award; and the Blacket Prize. Additionally, Mezzo won Commendation for Residential Architecture - Multiple Housing.
Big news over the weekend! We are thrilled to announce CHROFI and McGregor Coxell's Maitland Riverlink has taken the win in the 2019 INDE Awards.
CHROFI and NBRS ARCHITECTURE are delighted to have been appointed to refurbish the Sutherland Entertainment Centre. We are looking forward to partnering with Sutherland Shire Council and the broader community to create a fantastic performing arts and cultural venue. Watch this space!
Maitland Riverlink has scooped the pool overnight with wins for Public Architecture, Urban Design and the coveted Jury Prize for overall best project. NSW awards here we come!
We are proud and excited to announce the masterplan for the Channel 9 site has been approved. Looking forward to the next steps on this great project with our client and Ethos Urban.
Very proud to see the Riverlink take out the cover of this months Architecture Australia, putting the spotlight on great architecture in regional Australia. Hitting the stands soon!
Big news from Amsterdam! Thrilled to have just been announced the winner of the Civic and Community category at World Architecture Festival 2018 for our Maitland Riverlink project. For more details on the project click here.
We are very pleased to be working with Waverley Council on some tactical insertions into the iconic Bondi seawall. The insertions will exploit the unique stepped section of the beachfront to deliver much needed program whilst respecting the unique qualities that make Bondi Bondi. Not a bad site visit either...
CHROFI are so happy to have our Channel 9 site masterplan in Willoughby recommended for approval by the NSW Department of Planning and Environment. Excited for the next steps for this impressive project with a great team.
Congratulations to the whole South Sydney Hospital Site team for a win in the Built Projects – Local and Neighbourhood Scale category at last night's Australian Urban Design Awards!
We are excited to hear that the state government pledged $5.4 million towards the Birubi Point Tourism and Information Centre on Friday.
The Gan Gan Road site at Anna Bay is a “game-changer” for the town, Port Stephens mayor Ryan Palmer said.
“This tourism interchange will be carefully designed to alleviate these issues. It will become the gateway for visitors to enjoy the Worimi Conservation Lands however they choose — four-wheel drive, quad bike, horse or camel ride, surfing, fishing, or just a stroll on the beach."
Watch this space!
Maitland Riverlink has taken out the 2018 Blueprint Award for Best Public Project with Public Funding in a tight field of exceptional international projects. The jury was similarly heavy-hitting, featuring David Adjaye, Amanda Levete, Ben van Berkel and Daniel Libeskind among others. Our colleague Susanne was on hand in London to receive the award. A deserving win for a great project with a great team.
A collaborative effort between GANSW, CHROFI, Tyrrell Studio and Hill PDA. Congratulations team!
Fantastic to hear that the new Harbord Diggers has taken out Development of the Year in the mixed use category at this years Urban Developer Awards. Just rewards to a great team Architectus, JMD Design, Cerno, Ganellen and our wonderful clients Mounties Group!
We are very excited to see Stage 1 of the Harbord Diggers Redevelopment so close to completion now, with residents moving in in the coming weeks before the club's grand unveiling on June 30th.
It’s been a big week for the Maitland Riverlink which was opened officially on Thursday night by minister Scott McDonald and currently features on #architectureau
CHROFI are proud to see our urban strategy work on Gosford announced yesterday by the Minister for Planning and Housing Anthony Roberts and Lee Shearer the Co-ordinator General for the Central Coast. This collaboration with GANSW, TYRRELLSTUDIO and HillPDA is an exciting implementation framework to catalyse renewal for this regional city.
The final structure in the Lune de Sang suite is now complete, a unique combination of communal space for the forestry workers and private dwelling for our incredible clients.
CHROFI is proud to announce that our very own John Choi has been selected as an independent expert member for the New South Wales (NSW) State Design Review Panel (SDRP) pilot program. John was appointed by the NSW Government Architect (GANSW), Peter Poulet, to the panel of 40 leading urbanists, landscape architects and architects to provide independent and impartial advice on design quality, recommendations and evaluation. The announcement, made today by the NSW Minister for Planning, Minister for Housing, and Special Minister of State, The Hon. Anthony Roberts, is one of the highest honours the GANSW can bestow.
“Having a diverse group of expert and experienced voices guiding the decisions of the Department will not only ensure that we continue to have a strong assessment process, but also ensure the community has an even greater say on the future direction of planning and design.” Mr Roberts said.
CHROFI, together with McGregor Coxall, has been successful in winning an invited competition to design a tourist interchange at Birubi Point, Port Stephens, within the Worimi Conservation Lands.
The Worimi Conservation Lands contain the largest mobile coastal sand dune system in the Southern Hemisphere. Beyond its physical attractions and adventure tourism offerings, it is also the native land of the Worimi people - a site rich in the living cultural history of its original inhabitants and custodians.
We are proud as punch to take home both the Nicholas Murcutt Award for Small Project Architecture for Lizard Log Amenities and a National Urban Design Award for The Goods Line. Go team!
We have just lodged a DA for an exciting new mixed use development in an area of Newcastle ripe for urban renewal. The idea is the project will act as a catalyst to boost street life and community identity in the neighbourhood. Watch this space.
We have compiled a series of images into a gif illustrating the rapid progress of the Harbord Diggers project over the past few months.
If you missed last week's episode of Australia By Design you can click here to watch CHROFI Director John Choi present Lune de Sang, an intergenerational venture that will see the transformation of a former dairy property into a sustainably harvested forest with trees that take up to 300 years to mature.
John's segment begins at 6min 55sec