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Jacksons On George

Sydney, NSW

Welsh + Major was invited to participate in a Design Excellence Competition to re-invent Jacksons on George in Sydney's CBD as a relaxed and sophisticated venue that would activate the proposed public plaza on George Street.

Our approach was to uncover the form of the original forms of the brutalist Port Jackson Tavern building, transforming  its' curved corners, walls and sloping roof to bounce light across the plaza.

The reinvigorated southern and eastern facades were opened up to the plaza and associated laneway using retractable copper roof elements, operable glass facade panels, projecting balconies and rooftop terraces.

Landscape and art was interwoven with the new configuration of the building to create a cohesive, considered contribution to the public art strategy of the plaza and laneway.