Completed 2007, PYD was one of the flag ships of this new design hub of Sydney, and received a commendation at the 2008 Interior Design Awards
The project involved the revamp of a 2 storey cardboard-box manufacturing warehouse at the corner of Phillip and Young Streets (PhillipYoungDanks). The refurbished building comprises a specialty interior design retail centre; selling products exclusive to the Sydney market - 18 retail outlets, café around a flexible atrium space to be used for design lectures, awards ceremonies and exhibitions.
The architectural intervention has involved the removal of complete sections of the building to create a large 3 storey , naturally ventilated atrium space. The addition of a mezzanine level allows additional space for the retail tenancies and a modification of the existing roof allow for greater sunlight to both the atrium and the shops. The centre opened their doors in July 2007 where they hosted Saturday In Design including a very packed Pecha Kucha event with Andy Macdonald as one of the guest speakers.
Project Team: Andy Macdonald / James Gardiner / Rod Uriarte / Dave Sweatman / Emanuele Rattazzi / Brent Dunn
Client: Buying By Design
Construction Manager: MPA Group Pty Ltd
Structural Engineer: Partridge
Town Planner: JBA Planning
Electrical Engineer: VOS Group
Hydraulics Engineer: Hughes Trueman
Principal Certifying Authority: Davis Langdon
Council: City of Sydney Council
Peter Merison (Shoalhaven Studios) and Charles Heath Engineering