Sydney Harbour YHA and The Big Dig Archaeology Education Centre has been awarded a Jury Commendation for Innovation, one of the UNESCO Asia-Pacific Heritage Awards for Cultural Heritage Conservation.
The award recognises newly-built structures which demonstrate outstanding standards for contemporary architectural design which is well-integrated into history contexts. Sydney Harbour YHA is sympathetically situated on a site of great historical significance, above the remnants of houses, pubs and laneways dating back to the earliest days of the Australian colony.
“We stayed at the Harbour Rocks at the beginning of our trip to Sydney and loved everything about it- we learned later that it was the first hospital in Sydney, so it had a lot of character and was a perfect little boutique hotel in an incredible location in The Rocks. The views of the opera house and Harbour Bridge were just a bonus in this quaint little place and will definitely recommend it and go back myself.”