The Darling Exchange

The city of Sydney, Australia is getting a new civic centre known as The Darling Exchange designed by Kengo Kuma.

The building will be a cylindrical shaped centre that will feature the Japanese architects characteristic timber gladding.

The wood will wrap around the building in a spiral formation, with the floor plates being shifted off centre.

The building will primarily exist as a library, but also house a childcare centre, market hall and a rooftop restaurant and bar with views of Sydney.

The centre will also play home to a ‘makerspace’ which is an innovative workspace designed to promote creative and technology start-ups.

The Darling Exchange will be the first building by Kengo Kuma in Australia.

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