Sydney architecture firms Nettleton Tribe and Fox Johnston have been selected as the winning architects to design what will become Parramatta's tallest residential tower.
The 62-storey design was chosen by a jury including City of Parramatta city architect Kim Crestani; Government Architect NSW design excellence director Olivia Hyde and Olsson and Associates director Russell Olsson.
The proposal was selected over entries by CDA Architects and Plus Architecture.
The jury praised Nettleton Tribe and Fox Johnston's response to the nuances of the busy site between two of Paramatta's major thoroughfares.
Sydney-based developer Dyldam are building the tower which has an estimated cost of construction of more than $400 million.
“Nettleton Tribe + Fox Johnston’s design reflects the mature confidence and quest for excellence that resonates throughout the City of Parramatta” Dyldam’s chief executive office Fayad Fayad said.
The site, currently a Thompson Ford and the Auto Alley, is situated on the corner of Church Street and Great Western Highway.
“The street is addressed positively with the flagship retail while the pedestrian urban plaza successfully protects pedestrians from the busy intersection of Church Street and Great Western Highway,” the jury noted.
“Further work has been undertaken to enhance the environmental performance of the tower facades to maintain good thermal performance whilst also being cost effective.”
Construction is expected to commence in 2021.
In Western Sydney, Dyldam has been given the green light by the Cumberland Council to embark on a new $808 million precinct development.
“The Opera”, will stretch across a 2.5-hectare site at 228 Pitt Street and comprise three buildings.