PHIVE is a new landmark public building in Parramatta. We talked with Richard Does—who lead the DesignInc team from competition stage in 2016 right through to project completion in 2022—about the design concept, the process, the challenges and delightful moments along the way.
PHIVE Parramatta is a Winner!
We are thrilled to announce that PHIVE Parramatta has received multiple awards and commendations across a range of industry organisations for exemplary architectural design, sustainability, urban design and library design.
PHIVE is an exciting new civic space in the heart of the central business district of Parramatta. It offers a welcoming space for the community and visitors alike to connect, research, remember and shape the future of this vibrant city. Architects in collaboration: DesignInc, Lacoste + Stevenson, Manuelle Gautrand Architecture.
PHIVE creates a new world-class community, cultural and civic hub for the Parramatta community. The building form and expressive sculptural facade sits comfortably within its highly urban setting of Parramatta plaza, the building scale is appropriately civic.Jury citation, Australian Institute of Architects (NSW)
PHIVE has received the following awards to date:
Ours is a brave little building compared to its towering neighbours. The tessellations of the red cladding are its identity, referencing the blooms of local flowers.Richard Does, Director DesignInc Sydney
Hear DesignInc Director Richard Does talk through the key features of the design, including the innovative sustainability systems, inspiration for the striking facade, and the range of facilities within the building: