Sirius public-housing building The Rocks

Alexander and Lloyd provided architectural services for a unique pre-cast concrete high rise apartment building for a high profile inner city site including, developed design and construction documentation. This project required detailed technical consideration to economic use of materials and methods of construction as the client required it to form a prototype for future middle-income residential developments. The development contains 79 units.
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The rear entrance to the Sirius Building, Millers Point. Sydney Australia.

The rear entrance to the Sirius Building, Millers Point.

The brief for the design of the building was to:  Provide for a range of units of Pensioner one-bedroom Units, accessible two-bedroom Units, two, three & four-bedroom split level units with balconies, roof gardens or terraces. Encompass community facility area & a pensioners community space. Include undercover parking. All accessible & pensioner unit were serviced by the lifts with emergency call buttons & special electronic locks on unit doors in case of accidents or medical emergencies.

The brief for the design of the building was to: Provide for a range of units of Pensioner one-bedroom Units, accessible two-bedroom Units, two, three & four-bedroom split level units with balconies, roof gardens or terraces. Encompass community facility area & a pensioners community space. Include undercover parking. All accessible & pensioner unit were serviced by the lifts with emergency call buttons & special electronic locks on unit doors in case of accidents or medical emergencies.

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Sirius building will not receive heritage listing NSW government declares - The Sydney Morning Herald

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Sirius public-housing building in The Rocks

The National Trust has listed the Sirius Apartments in the Rocks, noting their architectural and high social significance. Their entire social fabric is being taken apart as quickly as the Relocation Officers can move the residents out, and once it is empty, it is likely the building fabric will disappear just as quickly.  The State Government is determined to relocate all the current residents, including some of the most vulnerable members of the Millers Point community.

New South Wales officials have rejected recommendations to heritage list the Sirius apartment building – leaving one of Sydney's only examples of Brutalist architecture at risk of demolition

Sirius public-housing building in The Rocks  With its tumbling, box-like appearance, the Sirius building has been lauded as both a blight on the beauty of Sydney Harbour and a brilliant example of Brutalist architecture that offers as much to the Sydney skyline as, say, the Sydney Opera House. Read more at http://pickle.nine.com.au/2016/01/14/13/14/the-strange-beauty-of-public-housing#cmTyopa1Rb80LcMW.99

Sirius public-housing building in The Rocks With its tumbling, box-like appearance, the Sirius building has been lauded as both a blight on the beauty of Sydney Harbour and a brilliant example of Brutalist architecture that offers as much to the Sydney skyline as, say, the Sydney Opera House. Read more at http://pickle.nine.com.au/2016/01/14/13/14/the-strange-beauty-of-public-housing#cmTyopa1Rb80LcMW.99

Save Millers Point, Dawes Point & The Rocks.: 07/20/14

Save Millers Point, Dawes Point & The Rocks.

Sirius public-housing building in The Rocks

Sirius public-housing building in The Rocks

Sirius public-housing building in The Rocks

Environment Minister Mark Speakman rejected a bid to have the Sirius building preserved on the state heritage register.

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