The third annual The Urban Developer Awards, in association with Construction Industry Solutions (COINS), is coming to a close.
Our awards program was a little different this year: delivered digitally over an extended, month-long, virtual celebration: Winners’ Month.
, with the previously held black-tie gala dinner replaced with our extended virtual celebration, Winners’ Month.
Today, we celebrate the final award category Development of the Year — High Density Residential proudly presented by Harvey Norman Commercial.
This award recognises excellence in the development of high-density residential projects in urban locations.
Infinity by Crown Group
John Wardle Architects
DKO Architecture and Breathe Architecture
The Towers at Elizabeth Quay
Cottee Parker Architects
Watch the video to listen to a Q&A with the winner.
Infinity by Crown Group is a new beacon on the Sydney skyline, an iconic development that has a powerful and easily recognisable built form.
The building has a strong relationship between the residential and public components and provides activation of the private and public spaces.
Designed by Koichi Takada Architects, Infinity by Crown Group is distinguished by its unique looped shape and a large void in its north-facing façade, allowing natural light to penetrate the tower’s central landscaped plaza.
Apartment interiors are sun-filled and have floor to ceiling glass, discreet yet plentiful storage and open plan layouts. They incorporate luxury finishes, European appliances and quality materials.
The development comprises 329 residential apartments, 75 serviced apartments, 34 retail tenancies, a connection to Green Square train station, a 425-seat convention centre.
Koichi Takada Architects designed the 40,000sq m building with the idea of "cities within cities", comprising 40,000sq m of mixed-use functions, including luxury apartments, hotel-style suites, retail and dining outlets, a conference centre, and a direct connection to Green Square train station.
The pedestrian tunnel to Green Square train station sits at the foot of Infinity by Crown Group’s buzzing retail and dining precinct, known as Infinity Square.
“It one of those designs that changes the industry. It one of those designs that people are amazed by how you can combines great architecture, it costs a lot to build and also the commerciality of the development,” Crown Group chief executive Iwan Sunito said.
“I think I could talk about the brand creation and the brand [but] I think this is one of those designs that not only does it touch the people's heart within Crown Group but it touches a lot of people's hearts.”
The judges acknowledge excellence across the board with a commendation going to both The Eastbourne, nominated by Mirvac and Arkadia, nominated by DKO Architecture and Breathe Architecture.