Distillery Hill

Sydney, Australia
Lend Lease
Project 2001 – 2004

Distillery Hill at Jacksons Landing is a residential development of two towers with adjacent terrace housing in Pyrmont, looking out towards the Sydney Harbour Bridge.

The 19-storey Distillery Tower comprises 95 apartments, the 18-storey Quarry Tower a further 89, and a low-rise set of 17 apartments and 12 terraced townhouses which activate the street frontages.  With three levels of basement carparks, the development is set in landscaped gardens with a podium level pool / gymnasium located so as to capture harbour views.

The built form of each tower is a simple, clear geometric composition – important for the reading of the tower from a distance.  While reducing the built form to enhance overall clarity, the individuality of the apartments is reflected in the random pattern of fixed and movable louvre screen panels.  Coloured wall plates extend to street level, anchoring the tower firmly to the ground in a distinctive sculptural gesture.