Koichi Takada Architects - Sydney


Groundbreaking!

Infinity by Crown Group, the latest project from Australian property developer Crown Group, which saw more than $380 million worth of apartments sold in one day last year, has officially commenced construction after its ground-breaking ceremony on 17 March 2016. The ceremony was attended by CEO Iwan Sunito, Sydney Lord Mayor Clover Moore, Koichi Takada and about 100 VIP guests and media.

The 20-storey landmark building designed by Koichi Takada Architects will be distinguished by its unique looped shape and a large void in its north-facing façade, allowing natural light to penetrate the tower’s 1180-sqm central landscaped public plaza.

The $575-million development on the corner of Bourke Street and Botany Road will feature approximately 30 retail outlets, restaurants and cafés, plus a conference centre to hold 450 people.

“We are proud to mark this milestone as construction starts at Infinity by Crown Group today,” Mr Sunito said. The company’s vision for Infinity by Crown Group was to create an icon in Sydney for decades to come, Mr. Sunito said. “Infinity by Crown Group will set a new benchmark in city living and architecture,” he added.

Sydney Lord Mayor Clover Moore said Infinity by Crown Group was emblematic of what the City hoped to achieve at Green Square, one of the most significant urban renewal projects in Australia. “When completed, Infinity will be home to hundreds of new residents, its eateries and retail outlets will facilitate new jobs, while a new conference facility in the building will attract new events to Green Square,” the Lord Mayor said. “Throughout history, cities have attracted the best and the brightest and in an era with increasing competition between cities in our region, developments like Infinity and the Green Square renewal will make sure Sydney continues to do just that.”

Architect Koichi Takada said the highly-visible site was a chance to start with a blank canvas and strive to create something new and exciting. “Unlike other new developments which are surrounded by a well-established town centre, Infinity by Crown Group is an opportunity to showcase the future of Sydney,” Mr Takada said.

The one-of-a kind design featuring custom-made, floor-to-ceiling glass windows and a spectacular rooftop terrace was awarded the 2014 Urban Development Institute of Australia (UDIA) NSW Concept Design award.

Construction is to begin this month, starting with the excavation of a three-level, 389-carspace basement carpark.

The building is scheduled for completion in 2019.

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