SYDNEY – The CTBUH Australia Chapter’s Sydney Committee relaunched its Design Excellence series with an event examining the competition entries for One Sydney Park. Silvester Fuller, MHN Design Union, Make, Sue Barnsley Design, and HPG Australia collaborated on the project.
The event was hosted by Sparke Helmore Lawyers and project developer HPG Australia. CTBUH Sydney Representative Jeff Morgan, Associate Principal, Grimshaw Architects, began the event with a brief introduction. Next, the architects and collaborating landscape architects each presented their concepts and approaches. Presentations were given by Penny Fuller, Founding Partner, Silvester Fuller; Dario Spralja, Principal, Architectus; Neil Hill, Design Director, Woods Bagot, and Simon Lincoln, Partner, Make.
One Sydney Park is a new 400-unit mixed-use development located on the periphery of Sydney Park. The unique 2.1-hectare site was transformed from a warehousing use, and is situated on the eastern edge of the park, bound to the east by the busy Euston Road. The development encompasses eight low-rise buildings, each containing a mix of one-, two-, and three-bedroom apartments, along with penthouses and terraces that offer private courtyards and fantastic views of Sydney Park.
The development is bordered by Sydney Park on three sides, and thus offers a unique living experience. Residents will live in close proximity to the St. Peters railway station, just an 11-minute train ride to the Central Business District.
Make created a sophisticated, urbane interior, giving the residences a modern look and feel, with a variety of color schemes available. Floor-to-ceiling windows offer ample natural light, bringing the outdoors in, while natural timber floors bring warmth to the space.
One Sydney Park features world-class retail and dining, rooftop Zen gardens, and a health club with an indoor lap pool, sauna, and steam room. A rentable clubhouse with a large kitchen and dining area, a lounge bar, and a movie screen is perfect for hosting large functions. A community car-share facility and Tesla charging ports are also available. Residents can live steps away from their new, 44-hectare “backyard,” with a variety of greenery, recreational attractions, and historical landmarks. Even within the development, there are 1.5 hectares of public open space, with indoor and outdoor seating, creating a strong connectivity between the building and plaza.