Barangaroo South Residential Towers

Sydney, Australia
Lend Lease
Competition 2014

An invited international design competition for a prestigious residential towers project in Barangaroo South, set between the Casino and the commercial precinct.

The development comprises 750 units in three towers of 250, 210 and 107 metres in height.

A rectilinear design concept proposed the façade as a ‘clear glass’, crystal-like surface for visual transparency (both externally and from within), lightness and clarity.

It expresses the volume as three ‘impossibly’ slender vertical glass billets, concealing the bulk within.  The towers are expressed as clear, simple but powerful forms which highlight a singular idea, ensuring they stand apart as iconic and memorable structures within the complexity of forms of adjacent buildings and within the city as a whole.