Greenland announces winner of Park Sydney design competition

Sydney, 7 November 2018 – Greenland Australia has announced the winner of the design competition of the second stage of the ‘Park Sydney’ project. Developed with joint-venture partner Golden Horse, Park Sydney is set to become the largest urban renewal project in Sydney.

An innovative aspect of the Park Sydney competition was that each competing team was composed of an established and emerging architectural practice. The winning team was composed of long-standing architects, Turner, and the newer practice, Andrew Burns Architecture. The team was selected as their approach demonstrated design excellence and incorporated Erskineville’s heritage into the design, honouring the distinctive urban fabric of the iconic inner-city suburb.

“Erskineville is known for its strong sense of community and industrial heritage, both of which are reflected in the suburb’s built form and urban context,” said Sherwood Luo, Managing Director of Greenland Australia.

“As such, we were keen to see concepts that reflected the unique character of Erskineville and integrated well with the surrounding environment.

“In this respect, the designs submitted by Turner and Andrew Burns shared our vision for the development and showed a high level of understanding of the site’s context.”

Of the two sites, the larger, known as ‘The Park Residences’ will have approximately 178 apartments across eight levels. The Turner apartment layouts will deliver a very high standard of amenity and residents will benefit from roof gardens, a music room, spacious lobbies and a community room. The landmark architectural design includes elements drawing inspiration from the industrial, residential and parkland that surround the site.

The smaller site, ‘The Ashmore Suites’, was designed by Andrew Burns Architecture and composes six grand contemporary three-storey town homes inspired by the terraces of Erskineville.

According to Nick Turner, Principal of Turner Architects, ‘The Park Residences’ project builds on the rich history of the site and its unique park side location in Erskineville.

“Positioned in a landscaped park, the project incorporates bespoke detailing drawing from the industrial heritage of Erskineville.

“As such, the residences are designed for stylish city living with interiors that flow out to the landscape, enjoying local and city skyline views. The new streets are designed for the human-scale with fine-grain detail in the architecture and an integrated landscape, fitting in with the distinctive character of the local area.

“When complete, the residences will form part of the larger Ashmore Precinct urban renewal project and will build upon the eclectic and vibrant eastern Erskineville community, ultimately contributing to Sydney’s status as a global city.”

Encompassing 6.9 hectares, Park Sydney’s masterplanned residential community will ultimately feature nine development blocks ranging in height from two to eight storeys, resulting in approximately 1,400 apartments built over five stages.

Key features of the development will be the 7,446sqm McPherson Park, the retained native fig trees on Mitchell Road, and a major retail hub including a full-range supermarket, child care and specialty shops.

With building works underway on Stage One and Stage Two now in the pre-development application design phase, Greenland Golden Horse is well on the way to completing the first 500 apartments, a supermarket, childcare and retail strip at Park Sydney, Erskineville.

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