The NSW 2010 Architecture Awards saw the prestigious Sulman Award handed to HASSELL last friday night for their work on the Epping - Chatswood Rail network expansion. Their design and development of the the four new multi-million dollar stations was recognised on the night as leading the way in new public transportation design:
While the station planning is highly rational and easy for all users to understand, the spatial experience is rich and exciting.
Also duly recognised for their boundary pushing approach to the preservation and expansion of public space were the Urban Design category winners as well as Heritage Award recipients: Tonkin Zulaikah Greer and The City of Sydney for the groundbreaking refurbishment of Paddington Reservoir Reserve. KE-ZU is proud to be the supplier of the movable, striking, public furniture on the project. The Heaven Chair and Armchair from EMU and Jean Marie Massaud was selected by Sydney City Councils public works office as a sturdy, beautiful, reliable option for their groundbreaking use of loose furniture in a public space. The chairs offered comfort, movability, reliability, all the while echoing the industrial accents of the now disused reservoir in the heart of Sydney's trendy Paddington.