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    Zetland apartments continue spate of developments for Sydney’s southern corridor

    Nathan Johnson

    A new residential and mixed use precinct by Allen Jack + Cottier (AJ+C) will be constructed in Zetland Sydney, continuing the series of developments for the city’s southern corridor.

    More than 220 residential apartments across four buildings were the winning formula for AJ+C whose design for the Epsom Road site was the victor of a City of Sydney Design Excellence Competition.

    To be developed by Meriton, the apartments will top-out at 10 storeys and be situated adjacent to the government-led Green Square development, which includes the future site for the Gunyama public park, sports field and aquatic centre.

    AJ+C said the apartments will spread out from a communal courtyard and have wide frontages to invite in natural light and views from Green Square to the city.

    The north-facing apartments which look out over Gunyama Park will be less conventional, with an ‘iconic’ modular form arising from the site’s triangular shape.

    The project forms part of the $8 billion Green Square masterplan which will be built on 280 hectares and includes land in five suburbs between the city and the airport. The masterplan also includes a town centre and 20 storey tower designed by Koichi Takada Architects (Below), a Green Square library and plaza designed by Stewart Hollenstein in association with Colin Stewart Architects, a multi-purpose sports field and aquatic centre, and other infrastructure projects.

    Above: Koichi Takada Architects designed the new Green Square Tower to be developed by Crown Group.  Source SMH.

    Below: Green Square Aquatic Centre design by CHROFI & McGregor Coxall.

    “Green Square is Australia’s biggest urban renewal project and the City is working to ensure it’s a beautiful, sustainable and well-functioning neighbourhood. Once it’s complete it will completely transform the southern part of our city,” says Lord Mayor Clover Moore.

    Michael Heenan, CEO and Principal, AJ+C said he was happy to be a part of what will be the City of Sydney’s biggest project to date.

    “We applaud what the City of Sydney is doing to lead the transformation of the Green Square area into a vibrant, design-focussed and interesting part of our city, and are delighted to be working alongside Meriton to play our part in that process,” he said. 

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