The finery

The Finery is located in eastern Waterloo, forming a strong gateway to the Lachlan Precinct, part of the Green Square Urban Renewal Area. Previously an established industrial suburb, Waterloo is currently undergoing rapid change including a mix of residential, commercial and retail development, and the architecture of the development responds to the site context in two ways: strong protective forms balanced with delicate fine grain buildings which provide a socially cohesive community allowing residents enhanced private amenity within a vibrant and connected precinct. 

The architecture of the buildings lining the major roads, Lachlan Street and Gadigal Avenue, is characterised by the larger buildings, with a strong and civic materiality and detail of a rhythmic facade, utilising face brickwork and deep window recesses. A strong corner statement is emphasised through an increase in height and a lightbox brise soleil element. Footpath awnings along Gadigal Avenue enhance the public domain by providing shade and weather protection, softening to a human scale.


17 Lachlan St,

Waterloo NSW 2017