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Our work strives to enhance our sense of surroundings, identity and relationship to others and the physical spaces we inhabit, whether feral or human-made.

Selected Awards
  • 2004 — Aga Khan Award for Architecture
  • 2009 — Mies van der Rohe Award
  • 2013 — AIA/ALA Library Building Award
  • 2015 — Best Interior, Designers Saturday
  • 2016 — AIA New York Honor Award

Sydney Water – Sydney Olympic Park

Sydney Water – Sydney Olympic Park

Architectural Photography & Video

Client: Active Metal

Sydney Olympic Park office fitout – staircase install

The mesh steel staircase in Sydney Water connecting the two levels transform the space into a practical and considered workplace.

As a State Owned Corporation, Sydney Water is Australia’s largest water utility with over 3,200 staff and an area of operations covering 12,700 square kilometres. Sydney Water have a vision to create a better life with world-class water services and three equal principal objectives: to protect public health, to protect the environment, to be a successful business. Currently providing safe drinking water, recycled water, wastewater services and some storm-water services to more than five million people across Sydney, the Blue Mountains and the Illawarra, Sydney Water is committed to building a diverse and inclusive workplace that supports their strategy, reflect their values and reinforced through their signature behaviors.

The new West Region Delivery Team office for Sydney Water is in the heart of Sydney Olympic Park. The 1,500sqm workspace designed and constructed by inOne Projects utilize a soft contrasting palette of colors and textures. The office is over two floors with a mesh steel staircase delivered by Active Metal, which is a key part of the design to encourage team collaboration and connection. While simple in design, and compact in scale, the stair design underlines the fact that it isn’t size that makes the difference, but design certainly does. While the initial floor layout had the stair centred evenly between the band beams, it quickly became apparent that this would not work with a lightweight slab design. Active’s designers worked with our engineer team and repositioned the stair immediately to the side of the band beam to maximise the load distribution.




  • Location

    11 Murray Rose Ave, Sydney Olympic Park

  • Client

    Active Metal

  • Services

    Photography, Video Production

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