The Barangaroo Accoya Series
Barangaroo Showcase ACCOYA®
Accoya Wood was chosen for three Marquee Projects in the Barangaroo Reserve Sydney.
Barangaroo was formerly part of Sydney's working harbour, redeveloped into a commercial and retail district with parkland on the harbour’s edge, R7 forms part of the entry sequence of small buildings to Barangaroo - a hinge - between the city and the harbour. R7 and its neighbour Barangaroo House are linked, sitting in the round between King Street Wharf and the higher density of Barangaroo South.
R7, Barangaroo House and the famous Darling Exchange building are three marquee projects in the Barangaroo Reserve Sydney, all using Accoya wood supplied by Britton Timbers. Over the next three week we will be showcasing these interesting buildings.
In the competition winning scheme, the action of the building is brought to the surface, through the external wrap around stair, linking every floor to the ground plane. This vertical overgrown promenade terminates in a rooftop restaurant and sheltered garden courtyard. Distributed by Britton Timbers, Accoya wood was chosen for the decorative external timber facade on the R7 building which have been used to box in the buildings steel beams. The R7 tower is part of one of the world’s most significant waterfront renewal projects, Barangaroo Reserve.
Barangaroo House is located at the south west corner of the Barangaroo South precinct. Collins and Turner designed the sculptural building as a free-standing restaurant. Over three levels, the building offers a variety of spaces for casual and fine dining with covered and open air dining at the pedestrian promenade level, raised terraces and a dramatic roof level terrace space. The restaurant opened to wide acclaim in December 2017 and is the winner of multiple awards, including a commendation for Commercial Architecture at the AIA National Awards in 2018.
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.