On 7th December 2006 DARCH had a Christmas party in the Tusculum Villa to gather together and to celebrate the achievements of 2006. Many architectural careers begin with Lego and so entry was free with a donation of Lego for children with Barnardos.
DARCH wanted to provide an opportunity for emerging architects to engage with the public realm, an opportunity that is rare in NSW.
A competition to design new bus shelters for North Sydney CBD and a canopy entrance to the Greenwood Plaza / North Sydney Railway Station was run in 2006 by North Sydney Council in conjunction with DARCH, and had the endorsement of the Royal Australian Institute of Architects (RAIA).
The selection panel comprised: Deborah Dearing – Architect, Urban Designer, President of RAIA NSW Chapter, Camilla Block – Director of Durbach Block, Eva-Marie Prineas – Architect, Chair of DARCH. From 75 local and international entries, they announced the following decisions at an exhibition on 20th June 2006:
- Winner: Hannah Tribe (Tribe Studio) and Marcus Trimble (Supercolossal)
- Commendation: Angelo Korsanos (Korsanos & Associates), Michael Lewarne & Laura Harding working in association.
- Commendation: 4Site
- Short listed: Matthew Van Kooy (Studio 505)
- Short listed: MATSUOKASATOSHITAMURAYUKI, Japan
- Short listed: Janine Campbell and Louise O’Brien
- Short listed: Jing Xie
- Peoples’ Choice Award: DOS Architects / Whitby Bird Engineers
- Packers’ Prize: Lei Liu
In conjunction with the 2006 National Architecture Conference, DARCH initiated a pendant light competition. Over 100 entries were received and they were put on display at Interium at Jones Bay Wharf, with an opening night SPARCHLE Party on Friday 7th April 2006, where the prizes were awarded.
Supported by Interium, Indesign, SDQ, Architext and the RAIA NSW Chapter
On Friday 17th March 2006, DARCH held drinks in honour of the life and work of Harry Seidler AC OBE. We gathered in the plaza of his iconic Australia Square and projected images of his work at large scale onto the building.
On 2nd December 2005 DARCH had a Christmas party in the carpark and foyer of Tusculum to gather together and to say thank you for the generous support given in 2005. Despite the rain, people dressed up in white paper with a lot of creativity and architectural form. Peoples’ Choice votes went to Bernard Whitcher and to Antoinette Berdoukas.
Supported by Australian Institute of Architects NSW Chapter.
On 10th November 2005, DARCH’s inaugural forum was held in response to the East Darling Harbour architectural competition and the debate around the future of Sydney’s working harbour. Panellists included Ken Morrison, Graham Larcombe, Bill Dunbar and Malcolm Craig, who began a lively discussion.
Supported by the Australian Institute of Architects NSW Chapter
DARCH’s inaugural slide night was held on 21st July 2005 in the car park of the RAIA NSW Chapter and projected onto the building. It attracted a crowd of over 200 guests. The night brought together a range of ten presenters across the design professions who had only ten slides and ten seconds each slide, including: Brett Boardman, Madeleine Hetherton, Tim Horton, Eoghan Lewis, Genevieve Lilley, Jesse McNicol, Antonia Pesenti, Adam Russell, Sophie Seck and Klein Dytham.
Supported by the Australian Institute of Architects NSW Chapter.