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    FJMT reveal designs for Art Deco-inspired Sydney apartment project

    Nicholas Rider

    FJMT have revealed their designs for a 22-storey, Art Deco-inspired multi-residential development in the Parramatta precinct of Harris Park.

    Called Charlie Parker after its position between Charles and Parkes Streets, the apartments will feature a curved façade of glass and intricate brickwork. Artist’s impressions of the project reveal a façade that appears to be split in half down the centre, with two curved sections at the top sloping towards the centre like the bottom of a wine glass.

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    The building from developer Coronation Property will house 111 apartments, and accommodate an open-air pool and gym on the terrace level. In line with the project’s focus on artistic collaboration, these areas will all feature various pieces of curated artwork.

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    "The sculpted forms of these residences will link Parramatta CBD to the finer grain of the Harris Park urban village through careful attention to human scale, detailing and tactile materials," says FJMT principal, Jonathan Redman.

    A unique feature of the project will be a series of sculptures – created by contemporary public artists Gillie and Marc – that bring the ‘character’ of Charlie Parker to life. He has been envisioned as a “suavely dressed, artistic and classy fellow with the head of a curvy and confident elephant”.   

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    Durie Design have been responsible for the development’s landscape design. Coronation Property have partnered with this practice previously for the landscaped areas of the Woods Bagot-designed 8 Phillip Street in Parramatta and The Paper Mill precinct in Liverpool.

    It is unclear what stage the Charlie Parker project is at, but the residences are set to launch in the market on 25 November 2017. 

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