This former police station restaurant, renovated by Australian studio Welsh + Major, was recently shortlisted for the Australian National Architecture Awards.
The 19th-century station, located in a historical neighborhood of Sydney, now features a glazed extension and louvre entrace, which protrudes from the original brickwork. The original structure was designed by James Barnet, a government architect, in the 1880s. The building changed ownership and function frequently in the years following its closure. Vacant in 2009, the Sydney Harbour Foreshore Authority commissioned Welsh + Major to complete the redesign.
The original facade, which spans two-storeys, was left as it was; however, the single-storey brick building it covered was modified for the sake of accommodating a future restaurant.
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