Designed by Turner + Associates Architects, Silkwood is located in Surry Hills, NSW, Australia. The auditorium, which occupies a former lane way provides an appropriate separation to the neighbouring building. The commercial spaces occupy the lower levels and assist in creating a base. Sculptural skylight elements project into the courtyard above and further enhance the amenity gained from a clear span floor plate.
Located over the commercial spaces the apartments take on a courtyard typology. With a mix of single and double storey apartments the majority are able to be north facing, cross ventilated and have multiple aspects. Materials selected have been considered in response to the existing context.