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The Accoya Series Part 3: The Darling Exchange

Accoya Wood timber is the feature on the spiralling 6 story structure at the heart of Sydney’s Darling Square District.

Accoya wood was chosen for the cladding on the Darling Exchange, a part of the Barangaroo reserve. Taking prime position, the Accoya timber screen stands out on the spiralling 6 story structure at the heart of Sydney’s Darling Square District.
20 Kilometres of Accoya was supplied to contractors Lend Lease for the manufacture and installation of an Accoya screen that wraps the exterior of the building in a dynamic and exciting manner. The building contains a library, childcare centre, and market hall as well as a rooftop bar and restaurant with the views over Tumbalong Park, the Chinese Gardens and Cockle Bay in Sydney.

"Architecture forms a vital link between people and their surroundings. It acts as a gentle buffer between the fragility of human existence and the vast world outside. How different people choose to build connections in their environment essentially defines those societies and their relationships to conditions around them. – Kengo Kuma"