Smart Design Studio - Sydney Architects

Town Hall House

Town Hall House is an iconic example of Sydney Brutalist architecture. Designed in 1977, the 23-storey office block sits behind the original 1813 Sydney Town Hall and is the home of Sydney City Council.  The revitalization of 8 floors of THH, including building entries, public areas and staff workspaces has been requested by the Council, with an eye to affirming the City’s commitment to environmentally sustainable design. Levels 1 and 2 are publicly accessible and as such it is important that these spaces convey Council’s objectives of openness and sustainability. Works to Level 1 include the reconfiguration of the public entries, lobby and library, and new end-of-journey facilities accommodating 160 bikes, lockers and 14 change rooms. The staff areas of other levels will be completely refurbished to provide a contemporary open-plan workspace promoting visual transparency and communication within the organisation. Due for completion 2014.