Rather than align with the street grid, a building is proposed with a herringbone plan that arranges 180 apartments on axis with iconic views of Sydneyâ€™s harbour, its bridge and opera house. Every apartment faces north, away from the neighbouring freeway traffic and towards the water; an orientation also ideal for capturing Sydneyâ€™s sun and sea breeze. Without compromise to structural efficiency, a staggered floor plate arrangement enables each apartmentâ€™s outdoor terrace to be a double height private room. A generosity and dynamism is given to the buildingâ€™s facade, an edge made ideal for basking in the harbour spectacle.
By Toby Breakspear, Alberto Quizon, in collaboration with Kann Finch (Executive Architect), 2015.
Invited Design Competition, 2nd Place