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The Harrington Collection
  • ADDRESS

    85 Harrington Street
    The Rocks Sydney

  • SCALE

    9 Stories
    58 Residences

  • COMPLETION

    2019

  • TYPE

    Residential, Retail

Designed by multi-award-winning Francis-Jones Morehen Thorp Architects (FJMT), The Harrington Collection takes inspiration from its surroundings. The architecture represents a collection of carefully proportioned masses, enhanced by a palette of complementary materials selected with sensitivity to the site's locality and demonstrates a timeless aesthetic that will complement the character of the built form in The Rocks.

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Key Features

The richness and variation of scale evident in the Rocks is reflected in The Harrington Collection. Whilst the site is large, the masterplan divides the elevation into 3 distinct buildings, which are further articulated and honed to the rhythm of the local streetscape .

The materials palette offers a diverse range of com­plementary finishes. A mix of materials, already evident within the Rocks – sandstone, terracotta and timber, but complimented by other warm self-finished materials like bronze which will age gracefully.

The development takes advantage of the inherent amenities of The Rocks. Close to the harbor, cultural and recreational destinations, the streetscape and outlook at higher level to the Harbor are ideal addresses for residents who can enjoy vistas to Circular Quay, the Opera House, The Harbor Bridge and Barangaroo.

With each residence responding to its individual context and streetscape, the design makes deliberate and significant gestures for the provision of facilities and urban space for the local community. Buildings developed to define communal gathering spaces flanked by retail activations – providing a place for residents and visitors alike to meet and explore.

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Interiors

The interiors of The Harrington Collection are inspired by the sensational setting in the Rocks Village at the edge of iconic Sydney Harbour. Inspiration was drawn from the deep-splayed reveals and sills of the surrounding heritage buildings, creating a unique design language that capture the rituals of daily life.

Two colour palettes have been created for the project entitled The Harbour and The Rocks.

The Rocks palette is inspired by the warmth of local sandstone and features light timber joinery and flooring. Radiant white stone with golden tones is employed within the kitchens and bathrooms to add warmth and subtle luxury.

The Harbour palette is inspired by the coastal setting of Sydney Harbour. A serene pale cool tone for timber joinery, light coloured timber floors and crisp natural stones are complimented by a sophisticated white and silver-grey, reminiscent of water in motion.

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