Collins and Turner: Out of Normal

By The University of Sydney

April 10, 2014

6:30 p.m. - 8 p.m.

148 City Road, The University of Sydney, NSW 2006

Waterloo Park

Please join the University of Sydney’s Faculty of Architecture, Design and Planning for our Thursday Night Lecture Series, featuring Penny Collins and Huw Turner from Collins and Turner Architects.

Penny and Huw established Collins and Turner Architects in Sydney in 2002. The focus of the practice is the design and delivery of innovative environments for work, living, and play.

Collins and Turner will present recent and current work, including projects which explore an ongoing fascination with the potential for new and holistic relationships between architecture and landscape.

In this talk, they will discuss their journey from Germany via London to Sydney, and work including the Barangaroo Restaurant building where food is grown on site, and the Sam Sing Street residential garden tower.

Collins and Turner are the 2013 winners of the Sulman Medal for Public Architecture, awarded for the Waterloo Family Community Centre - a building up-cycled from a decommissioned amenities block in Sydney's inner city.


6:30pm - 8:00pm
Lecture Theatre 1, Wilkinson Building

Faculty of Architecture, Design and Planning

148 City Road, University of Sydney


Penny Collins and Huw Turner first worked together in 1993 on Norman Foster's landmark ecological office tower, the Commerzbank in Frankfurt. Working in London and Germany throughout the 1990s, they established their practice in Sydney in 2002.

Truth to materials, innovative and considered construction details, and environmental, social, and economic sustainability, are regular themes in their work.


Free, registration required


Grace Hall
02 8627 0245