1888 Darling Harbour

Photo: Kata Bayer

“Look at the building. Understand the building. Respect the building.“ This was the message hotel manager Roberto Russo gave the commissioned archtects. Their job: complete remodeling of a historic building that used to be a wool manufacture. They did not touch the original building structure. Even the windows were kept.

The atrium is the center of the hotel and has a magnificent tree in the center. The warm brass shades of the reception desks mirror the organic warmth.


Chris Haughton/Shed Architects, www.shedbuilt.com

Interior Design

Piers Greville, Cressida Kennedy


Cressida Kennedy/Space Control, www.spacecontrol.com.au

1888 Darling Harbour

139 Murray St, Pyrmont NSW 2009, Australia