Tonkin Zulaikha Greer - Architectural Firm
Since 1987, Tonkin Zulaikha Greer has emerged as one of Australia’s most inventive architectural firms, transforming historical sites into striking venues that fuse old with new and past with present.
Its restoration of the Hyde Park Barracks – a building that housed 50,000 convicts during Sydney’s colonial era – retains a strong sense of history in its beams and floorboards, yet remains relevant to contemporary audiences thanks to its red-stoned courtyard, which is a popular concert venue during the annual Sydney Festival.
Other flagship projects include the redesign of Sydney’s waterfront at Circular Quay, the restoration of Customs House at Circular Quay and the CarriageWorks Contemporary Performing Arts Centre.
At Central Park, Tonkin Zulaikha Greer will return one of Sydney’s laneways – which were swallowed up by inner-city developments over the past 50 years – to the local community, creating a bustling destination for galleries, cafes and fashion boutiques.
Tonkin Zulaikha Greer has won an impressive collection of national and international awards. It creates architecture that contributes to Sydney’s ‘zeitgeist’, conveying a sense of our past and future within each of its destinations.