Sydney-based developer Crown Group has been awarded a prestigious design award for its innovative mixed-use development at Sydney’s new Green Square precinct in Zetland.
Crown Group was awarded the Urban Development Institute of Australia's (UDIA) NSW Best Concept Design for its 301-303 Botany Road project.
In an event held at Star Casino in Sydney on Friday night, Crown Group CEO Iwan Sunito said the prestigious award recognised the company’s dedication and hard work to create an innovative design concept for the important site.
Designed by Koichi Takada Architects, the building’s curved form provides a smooth transition to the plaza and public domain spaces.
"Our Green Square site is a unique opportunity for Crown Group to create a world-class development with architectural significance,” Mr Sunito said.
“It will be a landmark building within the new Green Square Town Centre.”
Located a short distance from Green Square train station, the project is located within the new Green Square town centre, a major new residential, retail and cultural hub – which sits at the heart of a broader $8 billion redevelopment of Green Square.
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The 20-storey development comprises 416 residential units and 5,000 square metres of ground floor retail precinct.
UDIA-NSW Chief Judge
and urban engineer of almost 40 years Laurie Rose said Crown Group’s project will be a distinguished building proclaiming a new town centre in Sydney.
The striking design features two intertwined loops – a visual connection between public and residential space.
“The proposed form of the building is principally based on retaining solar access to the Green Square Plaza and library, along with an internal public courtyard which forms an open-air dining precinct.
“The building also seamlessly incorporates a pedestrian tunnel to Green Square Train Station.”
The Awards acknowledge the best in urban development across NSW and the ACT and winners are selected for their standout commitment to excellence in their category.
With construction proposed to commence in early 2015, the development aims to deliver a vibrant building and ground-floor zone where residents can shop, eat, play, live and relax, Crown Group CEO Iwan Sunito said.
By 2030, Green Square is expected to attract 40,000 new residents and 22,000 new workers.