Australia Tower


Jeffrey Li
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Midland Investment Group
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Homebush Sydney

A soaring residential tower with a sky-high roof garden will become the eye-catching eastern gateway to Sydney Olympic Park. The elliptical glass-walled building has an ephemeral quality, culminating in a glass-clad ‘crown’. Setting records is what Sydney Olympic Park is best known for, and the 30-storey, 300-apartment building will add to this glittering collection.

At 120 metres above sea level, One Australia Avenue will be the tallest building in western Sydney. It is the final building in the Australia Towers ‘trilogy’, which is being jointly developed by Ecove and SOPA (Sydney Olympic Park Authority). Construction has commenced, with completion expected by mid-2015. The first tower (216 apartments), was completed in early 2012 and is now home to around 600 residents. The second tower, ATII , is on schedule for completion by late 2014, with the bulk of the 267 apartments already sold. Thirteen of the sales in the first two buildings have broken the $1-Million mark, with the highest price being $1.295-Million.

One Australia Avenue will be the largest and most visually spectacular of the three towers. Inspired by the iconic geometry of the nearby stadia, its elliptical shape reduces the appearance of bulk while maximising the amenity and views for residents. A series of bronze-coloured bands wrap horizontally around the building facade, while the ‘crown’ and hundreds of vertical louvres aid its ethereal quality. Deep slots are cut into the tower to maximise natural light and cross-ventilation to apartments and the shared corridors.

The roof garden, which is for residents-only, will provide a tranquil environment for relaxing, socialising and alfresco dining. Serviced by a lift, this park-in-the-sky is the perfect escape without ever having to leave home . . . and will prove a prime vantage point to watch and listen to everything for which Sydney Olympic Park is famous. Night illumination will add dramatic effect by making the glass ‘crown’ glow from within. “The final two towers on Australia Avenue are linked by a low-rise podium with retail tenancies and a gymnasium to create a lively street frontage,” said Philip Vivian, a director of Bates Smart. “Both towers also utilise the idea of ‘gills’ that allow the apartments to naturally ventilate.”

The interior design of One Australia Avenue takes advantage of the linear elements and the curved glass façade, with apartments giving residents a Manhattan-style lifestyle far above ‘the madding crowd’. The main difference with other high-rise buildings is that One Australia Avenue is surrounded by 430-hectares of parklands. Apartments are arranged so that 75% face north and east, maximising sunlight. Floor-to-ceiling windows allow residents to capture the expansive views – north over Homebush Bay to Chatswood, east to the Sydney CBD, south over Bicentennial Park to Sydney Airport and west to the Blue Mountains.