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Infinity

Sydney, AUS
2014-2020 Sector. Residential
Infinity’s inception began with the idea of creating a significant opening in the building structure to deliver natural cooling throughout the building.
Sydney, AUS
2014-2020 Client. Crown Group
Infinity’s inception began with the idea of creating a significant opening in the building structure to deliver natural cooling throughout the building.

Infinity is a mixed-use residential development, located at the corner of Bourke Street and Botany Road in Green Square, Sydney. The 20-storey building includes 325 apartments, 75 boutique hotel rooms, a 450-seat conference centre and more than 30 retail, food and beverage spaces. It has a direct connection to the Green Square train station and is adjacent to a Public Plaza and Green Square Library. Completed in 2020, the building has a floor area of 39,000-square meters.

The aerodynamic form and large opening in the middle of Infinity serves as an entry point for daylight and natural ventilation. It also integrates the building with its surroundings and enhances the experience of end users due to its aesthetic appeal and the comfort and connection to nature it creates. Infinity’s large outdoor swimming pool is situated at the base of the opening, and when the wind passes over this body of water it cools the air and drives it into the heart of the structure - a central public courtyard. Infinity is designed to breathe. Its opening provides better indoor air quality and thermal comfort for the people who live in it, and also reduces energy consumption by minimising reliance on air-conditioning. The complexity of the design required exhaustive simulations, wind-tunnel testing and computer modelling to ensure the performance goals were realised. The result is a highly-efficient building that allows people to flourish while respecting the planet. While the opening creates a unique architectural appeal, it is also a fundamental design strategy that improves not just the living conditions of Infinity’s residents, but makes a sustainable contribution to the built environment.

Our responsibility as architects is to optimise the natural performance of a building by taking advantage of its location and forms. We call this “climatising architecture.”

Project Credits

Infinity by Crown Group Project name
Infinity by Crown Group Project name
Koichi Takada Architects Architecture and Interior Design
Koichi Takada Architects Architecture and Interior Design
Crown Group Client
Crown Group Client
Mix-used: 30 retail, 450-seater conference centre Building type
Mix-used: 30 retail, 450-seater conference centre Building type
completed in 2020 Status
completed in 2020 Status
301-303 Botany Road, Green Square, Sydney, Australia Location
301-303 Botany Road, Green Square, Sydney, Australia Location
39,000 square meters GFA
39,000 square meters GFA
60m Height
60m Height
20 Storey
20 Storey
325 Number of Apartments
325 Number of Apartments
75 Number of Serviced Apartments
75 Number of Serviced Apartments
above ground: 20, below ground: 4 Floor
above ground: 20, below ground: 4 Floor

Awards

2020 CTBUH Annual Awards - Best Tall Building under 100 meters Award of Excellence Winner
2020 CTBUH Annual Awards - Best Tall Building under 100 meters Award of Excellence Winner
2016 American Architecure Prize (AAP) Architectural Design / Mixed Use Architecture Honorable Mention
2016 American Architecure Prize (AAP) Architectural Design / Mixed Use Architecture Honorable Mention
2016 World Architecture News (WAN) Awards Shortlisted
2016 World Architecture News (WAN) Awards Shortlisted
2015 International Design Awards (IDA) Conceptual Architecture Silver Award
2015 International Design Awards (IDA) Conceptual Architecture Silver Award
2014 Design Excellence Competition City of Sydney Winner
2014 Design Excellence Competition City of Sydney Winner
2014 Urban Development Institute of Australia (UDIA) Concept Design Winner
2014 Urban Development Institute of Australia (UDIA) Concept Design Winner