Kengo Kuma, Koichi Takada to design ‘vertical urban forest’ for Sydney’s Waterloo
4 April 2018
Japanese architect Kengo Kuma and Sydney-based Koichi Takada Architects’ verdant, terraced design has won a competition for a 19-storey residential tower in Sydney’s Waterloo.
The building will be the tallest of five buildings on a site at 48 O’Dea Avenue, which will collectively be known as W48.
Kuma said, “Our intention is to give a warm and a natural atmosphere to the community with unique design strategies.
“The upper volume of the tower [will] seamlessly transform into the lower part of the stepped terraces in order to create… Read more
Crown Group Continues Sydney Development Roll Out with Waterloo Application
THE URBAN DEVELOPER
27 March 2018
Developer Crown Group are expanding on their multi-billion dollar development pipeline with the submission of a new mixed-use building within Sydney’s $13 billion Green Square renewal.
Crown Group’s submission to The City of Sydney follows recent news of their $250 million Clarence Street tower topping out, which is set for completion in mid-2018.
Crown’s proposed development — which has an expected cost of $41.3 million — is an eight-storey building at 44-48 O’Dea Avenue, Waterloo and features 95 residential apartments. The residential mix has been designed to cater for a… Read more
Ahead of the curve
31 March 2018
Within four hours of the doors to the display suite opening at the launch of Arc by Crown Group in late 2014, $100 million worth of apartments in the inner-city tower had been sold. By the end of the day, that had topped $170 million. Later stages were also enthusiastically received.
A collection of apartments in the 25-storey Koichi Takada-designed residential building a few blocks south of Wynyard station launched in February. Arc by Crown Group’s Signature Collection comprises 12 residences initially earmarked as serviced apartments. Some of the one-bed… Read more
Crown Group’s $250m Clarence Street Residential Tower Tops Out
THE URBAN DEVELOPER
11 March 2018
Iwan Sunito’s Crown Group has announced that its 25-storey, “Arc” residential tower has topped out in Sydney’s CBD.
The “Manhattan-style” building now rises 22-storeys and features 220 apartments – including 42 serviced apartments – and ground floor retail outlets activated by a through-site link for public amenity.
Lower levels include an eight-story cathedral-like atrium rising 20 metres above street level over a new public laneway between Kent and Clarence streets, joining historic Skittle Lane.
Koichi Takada Architects designed the building to feature heritage-inspired street level brick arches transitioning to… Read more