Neeson Murcutt Architects

NSW Embroiderer’s Guild

The NSW Embroiderer’s Guild provides a community facility for embroidery workshops and exhibitions, a research library and an impressive collection archive. The proposal inserts a new gallery space / circulation spine into a ‘gap’ between the existing building and its adjacent neighbour, allowing more efficient planning and providing natural light and ventilation. Workshop spaces are provided on a new third level, and the addition of a rear courtyard provides a serene walled garden that can be viewed through the building from the street. The façade treatment of the additions uses subtly coloured ceramic tiles setout in traditional embroidery patterns. The design will deliver a fully accessible facility and manage noise from the adjacent railway corridor.