Commendation for Heritage – Creative Adaptation & Conservation at the AIA Awards

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The Burcham has been recognised at the Australian Institute of Architects Awards – receiving a Commendation in Heritage Architecture. The adaptive re-use of the Wrigley’s Chewing Gum Factory into residential warehouse apartments, creatively integrated with two new 4 and 5-storey apartment buildings, creates a sense of authentic character and place that can otherwise be difficult to achieve successfully in new development.

The Burcham was also finalists in the following categories –

  • Sustainable Architecture
  • Residential Architecture
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Winner – Sustainability Awards 2018

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The Burcham’s new design embraces the site’s unique history, re-using the former 1918 Wrigley’s Gum Factory building as residential apartments, then adding two new four and five storey apartment buildings, comprising 99 apartments in total across the three buildings.

The interiors, also designed by Allen Jack+Cottier, blend the industrial heritage of the building with the late 20s early 30s character of its architecture, while making the most of the original features.

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Southern Courier – Coming home to a hi-tech lifestyle

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AUSTRALIA’S smartest and most hi-tech homes are not in Sydney’s exclusive harbourside suburbs of Vaucluse or Bellevue Hill. Nor are they in hip and happening Melbourne. They are instead inside a disused factory in the heart of Rosebery. The Burcham, built in the 1918 Wrigley’s factory on Crewe Place, features 98 units ranging from one to three-bedrooms. The apartments are being billed as the smartest in Australia if not the Southern Hemisphere.

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The Fifth Estate – Tide is turning on consumer demand for smart sustainable homes

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The interplay between sustainability and smart-home technology looks like it’s starting to sell homes. At a tour of a smart-tech enabled and sustainability focused residential development, The Burcham, in Rosebery in Sydney’s inner city on Tuesday, Clipsal by Schneider Electric smart space director Ben Green said home buyers were starting to recognise the value of smart systems as a way to save both money and the planet.

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