Workshop, Pyrmont, Sydney
21 Harris Street, Pyrmont, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Workshop, a new 8-storey fringe office building, echoes the warehouses of the surrounding Pyrmont neighbourhood. It unites large office spaces for global creative companies, small spaces for startups and shopfronts, an indoor/outdoor sunken café, a double height gym, and a childcare centre.
The building’s terracotta frame expresses Pyrmont’s materiality, and its raw, integrated interior supports 21st century wellbeing. The campus workplace is contained within two linear volumes. It is designed for flexibility, connectivity and connections to nature, with 2,640sqm floorplates organised around a full height atrium. This space is timber lined, naturally lit, and features vertical gardens with audible flowing water, and an open black steel stair. On the workplace floors, large 3.5m x 3.5m frameless picture windows allow light to stream in, maximise views and make activity visible to the street.
Together, these features stitch Workshop into the neighbourhood and allow the building to give back, enhancing Pyrmont’s fabric.