Koichi Takada Architects - Sydney

Sky Penthouse at One Central Park

Central Park is set to become an icon of 21st Century living, helping Sydney stake a claim as one of the world’s great urban destinations.


Sky at One Central Park has been created from a unique synthesis of some of the design world’s most exciting minds. Pritzker prize-winning architect, Jean Nouvel; French botanist and environment artist, Patrick Blanc; lighting artist, Yann Kersale; and collaborating interior architect, Koichi Takada, have come together to create a suite of penthouse apartments like no other.

As would be expected of France’s greatest living architect, the penthouses offer superior luxury, innovation and theatricality, underscored by a unique organic ethos. Residents enter via a private lobby and enjoy exclusive access to open-air terraces, floating alfresco dining rooms and an expansive cantilevered Sky Garden suspended twenty-eight floors above landscaped parklands.

A living Eden, the entire façade is veiled in plant-life, creating the world’s tallest vertical garden. Outside each penthouse, native and exotic plants frame sweeping 360-degree views, creating the impression of floating glasshouses in the sky.

With its exceptional architecture and extensive green space, Central Park is destined to become one of Sydney’s most desirable addresses. A penthouse apartment in Sky is certain to be one of the world’s.


‘Nature teaches us that there is more to architecture than the creation of beautiful forms; it must involve all of our senses, the feeling of a soft breeze, the acoustics in a cave or the ambience of natural light through a tree canopy – these are elements we cannot draw, but try to involve in the experience of architecture, particularly over time.’ Koichi Takada

Sky at One Central Park floats high above the city with spectacular views and an organic ethos that extends from the hanging gardens that frame the view to the natural textures found in every detail.

Koichi Takada has crafted Sky’s interiors, layering colour and texture onto Jean Nouvel’s inspired architecture. With past projects spanning Australia, Japan, Europe and the Middle East, Koichi Takada brings a refined Japanese sensibility to Sky’s interiors. His innate understanding of texture, light and human scale gives the elegantly proportioned penthouse and sub-penthouse apartments an ethereal quality, complimenting the dynamism of the exterior architecture.

Interiors are sculpted through the use of abundant natural light, expansive views and free-flowing space. Natural and sustainable materials such as stone, marble and timber support an organic ambience that flows from room to room.

Natural light streams in through the use of greenery into each penthouse. While both natural and artificial light are mastered to allow residents to personalise the mood of their space.

Three colour schemes capture the shifting light. Dawn reflects the soft light of early morning. Daylight embraces the bright palette of saturated natural light. Twilight is moodier, evoking warm, rich and romantic interiors. Timber veneer or high gloss polyurethane finishes customise each home and define the colour schemes.

Superbly crafted, the penthouses offer an intimate retreat from urban light, yet are connected to Chippendale Green at the heart of Central Park via the vertical gardens stretching up from the park over the skin of the building and into the apartments.

  • Project One Central Park Sky
  • Location Broadway, Sydney
  • Client Sekisui House & Frasers Property
  • Completion April 2015
  • Architecture Atelier Jean Nouvel in collaboration with PTW Architects
  • Interior Design Sky Penthouse by Koichi Takada Architects
  • Contractor Watpac