PTW designs sweep the 2016 Urban Taskforce Development Excellence Awards
We are delighted to announce three PTW-designed projects swept the floor at the 2016 Urban Taskforce Development Excellence Awards with PACIFIC Bondi Beach taking out top honours - ‘Development of the Year’.
PACIFIC Bondi Beach – Winner for ‘Development of the Year’
Developed by Rebel Property & Capit.el Group
An iconic addition to the Bondi beachfront, the adaptive re-use project transformed the structure of the former Swiss Grand Hotel, with new facades and additional floors.
The mixed-use development includes 110 luxury apartments, a 69-room QT hotel, a Woolworths Metro and BWS store, a Gold’s Gym and Speedos pool facility, retail including cafes, restaurants and fashion boutiques as well as public car spaces.
The successful integration of retail, hotel and residential is not commonly done in Sydney. Pacific Bondi Beach can also boast an Australian-first in residential apartments through the unique curved zinc vault roofs with the electronically operable gull-wing doors, designed and manufactured in Sydney.
Alexander, Barangaroo South – Winner for ‘Medium Rise – City Apartments’
Developed by Lendlease
The Alexander building marks the south-west corner of the Barangaroo development. The building has an active lofty 6m high ground floor with four distinctive apartment lobbies facing Globe Street amongst retail and food outlets which orientate to the active promenade waterfront creating private living in a public place.
All apartments are designed to optimise the attractive views to Darling Harbour with living rooms opening to generous balconies. The two-storey rooftop apartments have private roof gardens while a communal roof provides amenity to all apartments.
The façade of the building consists of a permeable operable shutter system, articulated by planting elements creating the counterpoint to the facade. With two-thirds of the apartments cross ventilated and excellent solar access, the apartments are an exemplar of sustainable design and will play an important role in creating architectural richness and diversity at Barangaroo.
Mascot Central – Winner for ‘Mixed Uses Development’
Developed by Meriton Property Services
The large-scale 3.2 hectare site is part of the Mascot Station Town Centre Precinct and has been identified by the Department of Planning and Infrastructure as an Urban Activation Precinct.
The innovative masterplan consists of over 1,200 residential and serviced apartments, a supermarket, retail and childcare facility and three pools, designed with a walkway leading directly into Mascot railway station.
Designing for an entire new village within the suburb, the facade was designed to complement the character of the public domain around it with the challenge of ensuring each building had its own unique identity.