Crone has won the 230 Sussex Street design competition with their submission for a new residential and hotel tower at the landmark site.
Competing against some of Australia’s best known architects, Crone's design for 230 Sussex Street integrates the existing heritage-listed Foley Brothers warehouse with a new 115-metre hotel and residential tower. The warehouse will be adapted into a striking heritage courtyard and hotel lobby for the Meriton development.
Highlights such as a glass facade on the new tower featuring subtle stepping, lending it a sculptural quality while maximising sunlight into the apartments; and a glass veil on the ground plane separating the new lobby and the tower podium, and seamlessly connecting the two while flooding the space with natural light.
Crone's director Niall Durney said the tower’s strong connection to the existing heritage warehouse together with references to the surrounding streetscape were the winning qualities of the design. A blend of aesthetics that allows the tower to be understood from both a heritage historical and current city context, pays homage to the mix of classic and contemporary architecture styles that characterise the former warehouse district of the CBD without competing with them.
Construction of the new 230 Sussex Street precinct will commence in April 2017 with completion expected October 2018.
Crone now enters a new phase in their growth path following their 230 Sussex Street design competition win as well as being awarded the five-star Wanda Vista Hotel project at Circular Quay, designed in collaboration with globally renowned Kengo Kuma and Associates (KKAA).