The horticultural display, research and education centre designed for the Royal Botanic Garden Sydney formed the special centerpiece of the Garden’s 200th birthday in 2016. Coined ‘a jewel in the Garden’ for its elevated position and sense of arrival, The Calyx is envisioned as an iconic but serene addition to the Gardens as a whole.
Built at the site of the Arc Greenhouse in the Garden, the intelligent and sensitive architecture of The Calyx was designed for it to reinvent itself through emotive and informative exhibitions (that change every six to nine months).
Won by a Design Competition, PTW worked with Cockram Construction and McGregor Coxall to design this highly flexible building. The team used the existing elements of the Arc, originally designed and constructed in 1994 by renowned Australian Architect, Ken Woolley, whilst retaining the extraordinary design quality, integrity and innovation of the existing structure.