CTBUH Global News
18 March 2016
A groundbreaking ceremony was held for the planned 20-story Infinity building – part of the transformation of Green Square from an industrial zone into a thriving residential hub.
The scheme is the latest project from Australian property developer Crown Group. Both the developer’s CEO, Iwan Sunito, and Sydney Lord Mayor Clover Moore attended the groundbreaking ceremony on Thursday, March 17.
Set to become one of Green Square’s most recognized structures, the building by Koichi Takada Architects will be distinguished by its unique looped shape and the large void in its north-facing facade, allowing natural light to penetrate the tower’s 1,180 square meter central landscaped plaza.
Residents will have access to an infinity edge pool, spa, gym, music room, theatre, a roof-top terrace, and a sky lounge.
the $575 million development will sit on the corner of Bourke Street and Botany Road – with pedestrian access from the area’s new Ebsworth Street. additional features include approximately 30 retail outlets, restaurants, and cafes, as well as a conference center capable of holding 450 people.
Improved public transport access forms part of the design, with an extension of an underground pedestrian walkway in addition to the construction of a new wheelchair access lift linking Botany Road’s public plaza with the Green Square train station. The site is also located just four kilometers from Sydney airport and three kilometers from Sydney’s central business district.
Sydney has committed $540 million over the next 10 years to build facilities and infrastructure in Green Square, including a library, a civic plaza, a new park, an aquatic leisure center, and a new childcare center – all part of an $8 billion redevelopment of the 278-hectare Green Square precinct. The building is scheduled for completion in 2019.
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