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Central Park (formerly known as Frasers Broadway)
Norman Foster + Partners + Ateliers
Australian firms include Tzannes Associates, Tonkin Zulaikha Greer, Denton Corker Marshall and Durbach Block Jaggers. Retail component- Buchan Group.
|on Broadway near Central Station|
|Millennium Minimalist Modernism|
|reinforced concrete frame, curtain wall glazing. 10 skyscrapers up to 35 storeys.|
|Above- the site in early July 2012.|
from bottom left to right
Snapshot of Frasers Broadway
Sustainability 6 green stars target
Product mix 60 per cent residential
40 per cent commercial/retail
New buildings 10
Protected heritage items 33
Total floor space 255,500 square metres
Parking spaces Maximum 2000
Publicly accessible open space 33,400 sq m
|Above- Atelier Jean Nouvel, residential towers, Central Park. Artist’s impression.|
|Above- heritage laneway at the northern end of the site. To be restored. Art is being encouraged on the site.|
|Above- existing Art Deco pubs to be retained and restored on the corners that bound the site.|
Developed by Frasers Broadway and featuring contributions from Architects
Norman Foster (think Beijing Airport) and Jean Nouvel (think recent
pritzker winner / Dr. Evil look-alike), this 14 acre project in Sydney,
Australia will be the most sustainable development on the continent.
Green feats: an on-site gas powered, co-generation electrical plant, a
waste water recycling plant that will service both the development and
the surrounding nabes, green roofs, solar lighting, and every other
sustainable trick imaginable. The end goal? Nothing less than carbon
neutrality and complete continental domination.
Big things are happening in Sydney. First Earth Hour, which began in
Sydney, went global last month. Then, the city unveiled its brand new
2030 vision, which outlines the steps that the city will take to reduce
its emissions by 60%. And now, a new project planned for the outskirts
of the city will become the most sustainable development in Australia.
As if that wasn’t exciting enough, the new 5.8 hectare (14+ acre)
development - a mix of commercial, retail, and residential space - will
have contributions from none other than Pritzker Prize winners Foster +
Partners and Ateliers Jean Nouvel!
Earlier concept rendering
The new development will be located in the old Kent Brewery, just a couple of minutes away from the City’s Central Station. The 250,000 square meter development, managed by Frasers Property, will contain a number of architect designed buildings, a new urban park, and the retention and reuse of over 32 heritage items currently existing on site (some of which you can see in the drawings below.)
The project is a milestone for Sydney, and it is the first project in Australia for recent Pritzker Prize winner Jean Nouvel. It will be the most sustainable in the country and involve the installation of a gas-powered, co-generation electricity plant and a waste-water recycling plant. Both Foster + Partners and AJN will each design one of the iconic buildings in the site. The team is not all international though, a number of Australian firms, such as Johnson Pilton Walker, Tzannes Associates, Tonkin Zulaikha Greer and Turf Design, are also involved in the project.
The goal of the project is to achieve carbon neutrality. To do so, the intention is to achieve and explore every design method and technology that they can get their hands on from design efficiency, to the addition of green rooftops, smart metering and solar powered lighting in public spaces. Furthermore the project is intended to integrate with Sydney’s vision of the future by becoming one of the city’s “Green Transformers” - the project will be one of a number of energy generating and water recycling sites that will provide these services to their own developments and the areas nearby.
Australia’s major cities have always had a healthy rivalry with regards to who is best. Sydney just threw the gauntlet, so we look forward to seeing what’s next.
+ Frasers Broadway
+ Fosters + Partners
+ Ateliers Jean Nouvel
Broadway's role in city life on the rise
Kelsey Munro, Jen Rosenberg SMH December 3, 2011
The price of good design
IN A few years, an unloved and unlovely part of the city will have been transformed into ”a gallery of eminent architects”, with new buildings by three Pritzker Prize winners, a 6400-square-metre park and a power station.
Investments totalling $1.5 billion from the University of Technology, Sydney, along with the joint venture developing the former Carlton&United Breweries site near Central Station, are set to reshape the southern end of the city centre.
On Broadway’s south side, a 33-storey residential tower shrouded in elaborate vertical gardens is rising around a new landscaped park, remnant brewery buildings and a planned tri-generation power station to supply the new complex.
A cantilevered heliostat at the top of the building will direct light into the complex and become a digital artwork at night.
One Central Park
”There’s no doubt it’s going to be a stunning transformation over the next five years,” Guy Pahor, of Frasers Property, said.
Frasers is developing the One Central Park site in a joint venture with Sekisui House. ”Broadway’s going to be transformed, not just by the nature and volume of the construction, but the quality – call it a gallery of eminent architects,” he said.
With Gehry, there are Jean Nouvel, Richard Johnson, Norman Foster and vertical-garden pioneer Patrick Blanc in the internationals.
Atelier Jean Nouvel, residential towers with the heliostat illuminated at night time.
Australian firms include Tzannes Associates, Tonkin Zulaikha Greer, Denton Corker Marshall and Durbach Block Jaggers.
Gehry, Nouvel and Foster have won the Pritzker, architecture’s highest honour.
When the first stage of One Central Park is finished in late 2013, there will be about 1900 new apartments for 2500 residents and space for 5400 workers in offices and a four-storey mall.
The developer has worked to sway objectors angry at the height of the towers, holding several community forums, investing in a public art program and allowing local artists to work rent-free in heritage warehouses on the site.
Now you can shop without a trolley
IT will have karaoke bars, a swimming pool, market grocers – and not a shopping trolley or a carpark in sight.
This is the future of Sydney shopping centres.
A new five-storey shopping centre will be built by 2013 at the old Carlton United Brewery site on Broadway, with developers yesterday revealing every retailer, design and fit-out would be aimed at the youth market.
Mumsy mid-range designers will be ditched for cutting-edge fashions rising from Tokyo and New York.
Hardware stores and banks will be sacrificed for technology and electronics retailers and the fit-out will be anything but beige, with a graffiti wall instead.
Colliers International director of retail Hilton Hedley believed the centre would be a world-first, catering to the demands of downtown Sydney. “It’s an 18 to 35-year-old’s dream,” he said.
It will offer 20-hour trading, seven days a week, staying open from 7am to 3am and boasting restaurant dining, cocktails and even karaoke bars in its entertainment wing.
The whole fourth level will be an “Urban Wellbeing” health club, with a day spa, saunas and a 25m outdoor heated swimming pool on the fifth floor.
The centre, part of the $2 billion Central Park development, will be based on Singapore’s ultra-modern shopping centres.
Mr Hedley said the lower ground floor would feature a major supermarket and a fresh food market grocer, butcher and a baker to service the 8000 residents in the development’s apartments.
But there will be no fast-food court, rather about 20 Asian-inspired kiosks cooking fresh late into the night.
“There are 105,000 students at its doorstep,” Mr Hedley said. “They are smart and tech savvy. We want it to be lively and reflect that.”