The submission of the iconic Crown Resort Hotel Development Application is an important step forward in realising the final built form of Barangaroo South says the Urban Taskforce.
“This is a spectacular building that deliberately sets out to be iconic rather than blending into the fabric of the city.” Says Urban Taskforce CEO Chris Johnson. “The building must not be assessed as a building that conforms to rigid rules but as a special case for the benefit of Sydney.”
“The architects of the building, Wilkinson Eyre, are world class having won many international awards. Their spectacular greenhouses and glass ‘trees’ at Singapore’s Marina Bay attract visitors from around the world. The design of these structures is a deliberate blend of art and science and demonstrates how technology in design and construction now allows such poetic structures to be built. In the same spirit the Crown Resort Hotel blends art and science to create a memorable building.”
“Sydney needs more tall buildings and hopefully this 71 storey building will generate a ripple effect through the rest of the city leading to tall buildings of 90 or even 100 storeys. Sydney must go up to maintain its status as a global city and the Crown building is symbolic of our global city status.
“With the promenade now partially open along the waterfront at Barangaroo it is clear that there is a comfortable yet urban scale to the public realm. The opening of the Foreshore Park at Barangaroo Point Reserve in a months time will demonstrate to Sydneysiders just how much the city will gain from the Barangaroo project.