Bruce Street wins Commercial Spaces prize at Design Anthology Awards

24 October 2023
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We are delighted to share that Bruce Street has been awarded the Commercial Spaces award at the Design Anthology Awards for 2023.

With 21 winners across the People, Places and Products categories, the Design Anthology Awards celebrates and showcases design in the Asia Pacific and is an established authority across the region. Hosted in Tokyo, this year’s Design Anthology Awards saw hundreds of submissions from around the Asia Pacific region, with an esteemed judging panel overseeing and selecting the winners.

The Commercial Spaces category recognises excellence in architecture and interior and the realisation of projects such as offices and co-working spaces. Completed earlier this year, Bruce Street is a new commercial building that sits in Kensington’s historical industrial wedge. Engaged for architecture and interiors by the client Medley Property Group and working closely with builders Figurehead Construction and landscape designers Junglefy and Sydney Design Collective, our design is a love letter to the project’s historical site with its robust form made up of concrete slabs spliced with red brick piers, balanced with fine metal balustrades.

The building is also gas-neutral and passive in its approach to sun shading, along with an array of other green initiatives. “The project is a direct response to the current climate and biodiversity emergency,” says Associate Director Stephen McGarry. “We’re encouraged by the response from Melbourne City Council and hope Bruce Street sets a benchmark precedent for the implementation of green infrastructure.”


The annual Design Anthology Awards is run by the publication Design Anthology,  a luxury interiors, design, architecture and urban living magazine, with editions in Asia and Australia, and a global digital platform.


Learn why Associate Director Stephen McGarry extensively used bricks in his design of Bruce Street. 

Bruce Street is the first project to pass Melbourne City Council's Green Factor Tool. Photography by Rory Gardiner.