Designed by multi-award-winning fjmt studio, The Harrington Collection is a residential development committed to enhancing the public realm, community benefit and preserving the site’s unique history and character.
Located in Sydney’s heritage Rocks precinct, it is a state-significant development in a 200-year-old area. The modern architecture and the heritage building become something new and unique, ensuring a clear relationship with the surrounding buildings and streetscapes and imbuing a sense of modernity into a heritage area. The curved form of the domed roof references and respects nearby icons – the Sydney Opera House and Sydney Harbour Bridge.
The monastic interiors use a material palette of sandstone, terracotta, timber and bronze to reflect local topography, with vast expanses of stone juxtaposed with soft timber parquetry giving a sense of robust luxury.
Within a large site, the masterplan is divided into three distinct buildings of varying scales, reflecting the rhythm of nearby streets, while matching the building width and street wall proportions.
Community facilities and urban space are designed into the buildings, with each one developed to create communal gathering spaces lined with retail activations, providing a place for residents and visitors to meet and explore.
Everybody fell for this project. It was the most complex development in the business, but the outcome is so special. The modern and historic architecture feed off each other, to co-exist harmoniously and create legacy.