The Recording Studio project represented the opportunity for re-purposing of existing spaces and materials within the Sydney Opera House. The real sustainable value of this project involved renewing an existing area that was no longer functioning for the Client’s needs. Scott Carver approached this in a manner that celebrated its significance while protecting the heritage value and assets of this iconic building.
The project was required to adhere to the Sydney Opera House Sustainability Action Plan which measured performance against environmental commitments, both internally and at a government level.
Former rehearsal areas were demolished using adaptive reuse strategies, allowing original materials to be retained in the new design. Timber was the primary new material introduced and Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certified timbers were specially sourced. During the demolition phase a series of existing timber acoustic panels were retained due to their heritage value and were able to be reused in new rehearsal areas within the Sydney Opera House.
Images used with permission from the Sydney Opera House Trust.
Meters Squared FSA
‘Small Project’ Architecture Award by the Australian Institute of Architects, 2015