Park Lane Block 5B, Central Park Sydney

Location
Sydney, Australia
Status
Completed 2015
Client
Frasers Property Australia and Sekisui House
Type
Residential

As the second residential stage within the landmark Central Park precinct in Sydney’s Chippendale, Park Lane 5B together with 5A and The Mark form a cluster of three residential buildings arranged and carefully designed to create a fine grained network of quality neighbourhood space in the form of active laneways, a community square, pocket parks and the new large city parkland, that link into the adjacent communities of Chippendale and beyond to Broadway, UTS and the transport hub of Central.

It works extremely well, from the macro to the micro levels; from the building massing, to the public domain of the gritty urban laneway with its cobblestones and engaging open, external fire stairs and through to the efficient high-quality interior design of the apartments.

Jury Citation
UDIA NSW Meriton Awards for Excellence 2015

The building form is ‘fractured’ to create light wells, elevated neighbourhood gardens and walkways that are connected by external landscaped stairs.

The unique apartment facades compose a texture of varied sliding glass screens and a precast concrete structure. The glazed screens enhance balcony amenity and present a varied, playful exterior that reflects its residential character.

The precincts proposed 6 star green Star rating is a unique feature that is expressed in the apartment interiors. Finishes and construction techniques such as precast concrete construction; sustainable timbers; reduced material usage; and, graphic metered energy usage are incorporated. Residential corridors are naturally lit and offer access to elevated landscape terraces, external landscaped stairs and communal areas set aside for community gardening.

It does not get much denser than this, the result is a highly liveable community-friendly development.

Jury Citation
UDIA NSW Meriton Awards for Excellence 2015

2015
Winner, High-Density Development,
UDIA NSW Meriton Awards for Excellence
Highly Commended, High Density Development
Urban Taskforce Development Excellence Awards