Designed by a renowned team of Parisian Ateliers Jean Nouvel in collaboration with Australian firm PTW Architects, One Central Park in downtown Sydney has received some high recognition in just the past few weeks alone.
The project was recently named the Best Tall Building for the Asia + Australia region in CTBUH's 2014 Best Tall Buildings, shortlisted in the World Architecture Festival Awards, and received a Commendation in the NSW Architecture Awards 2014.
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"Central Park defines Sydney's "Downtown", located 1.5 kilometres from Sydney Town Hall, five minutes' walk from Central Railway Station, light rail and Central bus interchange. It is situated within Sydney's education precinct, adjoining University of Notre Dame and UTS, a short walk from the University of Sydney.
The site is defined by Broadway, Abercrombie Street, O'Connor Street, Wellington Street and Kensington Street, Chippendale NSW 2008."
- Chippendale Green, a 6,400sqm public park at the heart of Central Park (completed December 2012), plus new public pocket parks at Balfour Street (completed) and The Mark (2014).
- An $8 million public art collection, including works by Patrick Blanc, Yann Kersale, Jennifer Turpin and Michaelie Crawford.
Major public artworks include:
Halo, a wind-powered 13m tall kinetic sculpture, in Chippendale Green.
Patrick Blanc's le mur vegetal vertical gardens, which cover over 1,000sqm across 24 panels on One Central Park
Sea Mirror, Yann Kersaleís lighting artwork, installed to the reflective panels of One Central Parkís monumental heliostat.
- Frasers and Sekisui House will contribute to the provision of a substantial local community facility, to be determined by the City of Sydney. This may include an arts space or community centre located within Central Park.
- Central, a new 5-level 16,000sqm shopping centre beneath One Central Park, plus retail clusters on Broadway, Abercrombie Street and Kensington Lane. Central opened on 31 October 2013.
- A large-scale car share service (with 40+ share cars) is located at Central Park, which opened in March 2014. "
A MIXED-USE COMMUNITY
Central Park occupies 5.8 hectares and is conceived as a mixed-use urban village; a magnetic place in which people will live, work, shop, meet and be entertained. RESIDENTIAL: Approx. 2,200 apartments and 925 student dwellings
COMMERCIAL: Approx. 25,000 sqm
RETAIL: 20,000 sqm
PARKING: 2,000 spaces
POPULATION: Approx. 4,200 residents, 1,750 workers
Images courtesy of Frasers Property Australia and Sekisui House Australia
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