CHROFI connected virtually with a 'watch party' to view the AIA Awards safely from our homes this year. A big thank you to the Institute for perservering to share this event in lieu of the pandemic, to our team Architectus and JMD Design, and to the jury for awarding Harbord Diggers Club the Urban Design and MultiResidential Awards.
29.06.2021 Marsden Park Amenities in the Sydney Morning Herald
"We didn't just see this as providing a few basic amenities ... We felt that it was important to give Marsden Park a sense of identity ... To make it a drawcard, particularly on weekends when the focal point is sport."
- Director, John Choi, on the idea behind the Marsden Park Amenities.
Read more in the Sydney Morning Herald article, written by Stephen Crafti.
03.05.2021 Commencement of Tamarama SLSC Refurbishment
On Monday 3 May, CHROFI - alongside head contractor, Lloyd Group; Mr Dave Sharma MP, Mayor of Waverley; Cr Paula Masselos, President of TSLSC; Mr Tim Murray, Waverley Council Staff; and TSLSC Building Committee Members - celebrated the start of the refurbishment and upgrade of the iconic surf club building in Tamarama.
The upgrade will provide:
Improved facilities for female members
Improved vantage points for beach surveillance during patrols
Additional storage space for rescue equipment
Improved areas for education and training activities such as First Aid courses
Offer broader use by community groups and members of the public
Addresses acoustic bleed to neighbouring properties
Improved environmental sustainability
Although not heritage listed, our principle strategy was to recognise and respond to the historical importance and local significance of club being a foundation surf club and one of the first in the world (est. 1906). The much-loved and recognisable façade of the surf club building will be retained and restored with new openings formed to take in views over the beach.
The refurbishment will provide for improved surf life saving operations and make the facility more accessible to a wider proportion of the community while simultaneously enhancing the interface between the Surf Club and the general public.
CHROFI looks forward to continuing our contribution with site services for the final stages of this exciting redevelopment.
26.04.2021 Harbord Diggers Shortlisted in 3 Categories - AIA Awards
CHROFI is pleased to announce Harbord Diggers Club has been shortlisted alongside an excellent array of competition in this year's Australian Institute of Architecture Awards in three major categories - Public, Multiresidential, and Urban Design.
NSW Winners will be announced at the Award Presentations on 2 July, 2021.
26.02.2020 CHROFI and Mirvac come together to transform Channel 9 Site
Masterplanned by CHROFI with landscape by McGregor Coxall, the landmark 3.2 hectare Channel 9 site, previously owned by LEPC9, was officially acquired by Mirvac for approximately $249 million.
CHROFI is excited to announce we will be moving forward on this site with an architectural collaboration between CHROFI and Mirvac that will deliver the site into 460 residential dwellings and 6,000m2 of public space.
CHROFI is excited to start working with Mirvac on this important lower north shore site, designing premium residences within a collection of high-quality boutique buildings with generous open spaces and landscaping. Working with McGregor Coxall for landscape and Ethos Urban for planning, we look forward to this exciting next chapter.
08.11.2019 AIA National Architecture Awards Honour Maitland Riverlink
Closing a successful award season, CHROFI with McGregor Coxall humbly accepted the Walter Burley Griffin Award for Urban Design last night at the 2019 National Architecture Awards in Brisbane. The project also achieved an award for Public Architecture.
We’ve been working with Andy and Deirdre on this project for more than a decade. It’s a project that pulls people into its orbit.
Shout out to Lyle le Sueur and Cedar Creek Construction team, Karl Vikstrom and team on site, Doug Knox structural engineer, and Greg Dunk of Lo-Fi.
Big high five to Jerome Cateaux, Toby Breakspear and all from our office who have contributed to this.
And thanks to Brett Boardman who’s been photographing the project since the start.
05.07.2019 Multiple Award Winner at NSW Architecture Awards
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.
24.06.2019 Maitland Riverlink Wins INDE 2019 Award
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.
06.05.2019 CHROFI and NBRS ARCHITECTURE win Sutherland Entertainment Centre refurbishment
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!
22.03.2019 Maitland Riverlink wins 3 awards at Newcastle AIA Awards
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!
05.02.2019 Masterplan for Channel 9 site approved by Independent Planning Commission
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.
04.02.2019 Maitland Riverlink front and centre in special issue on regional architecture
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!
30.11.2018 CHROFI Wins at World Architecture Festival
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.
16.11.2018 CHROFI to join foces with Waverley City Council to deliver additional program within Bondi seawall
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...
05.11.2018 Channel 9 Site Masterplan recommended for approval by the NSW Department of Planning and Environment
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.
26.10.2018 South Sydney Hospital Site wins Australian Urban Design Award
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!
24.10.2018 NSW government hands over $5.4 million grant to deliver Birubi beach tourism interchange
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.
“Birubi Point Aboriginal Place is the best piece of coastline in Australia, and this funding will ensure we can enjoy and protect it for many years to come,” Mayor Palmer said. “Over the years, the number of visitors to this beautiful place has grown exponentially — causing traffic chaos and putting increasing pressure on the environment and Aboriginal heritage and cultural values of the area.”
“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!
18.10.2018 Maitland Riverlink wins prestigious Blueprint Award
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.
12.10.2018 Minister Roberts officially launches the Gosford Urban Design Framework
A collaborative effort between GANSW, CHROFI, Tyrrell Studio and Hill PDA. Congratulations team!
25.09.2018 New Harbord Diggers takes out The Urban Developer Award in the Mixed Use category
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.
21.04.2018 Maitland Riverlink Now Complete
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.