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Old December 14th, 2012, 01:02 PM   #1
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SYDNEY | Central Park

About the Project

Central Park is set to become an icon of 21st Century living, helping Sydney stake a claim as one of the world’s great urban destinations. Spectacularly located at the edge of the CBD, Central Park is a $2 billion village with a beautiful, spacious park at its heart – an exceptional destination for living, working, meeting friends, shopping, dining out and relaxing.

With 11 buildings, 1,600 apartments and a lively collection of shops, cafes, restaurants, laneways, terraces and offices, Central Park transforms the old Kent Brewery in Chippendale into an intelligent interplay of buildings and public spaces, and raises the benchmark for sustainable living globally.

Designed by a world-leading team of architects in Sydney, London, Paris and Copenhagen, Central Park is inspired by the people of Sydney, and its spacious, landscaped gardens welcome nearby communities into its heart. Upon completion, Sydney will realize its destiny as a city of unrivalled beauty, iconic architecture, and the highest sustainability standards.

As Australian artist Lloyd Rees once said, “A city is the greatest work of art possible”. This has never been truer than at Central Park, which enlarges our sense of what’s possible – now and in the future.

Masterplan

Great architecture isn’t created in a silo. Great architecture is collaborative. So when Frasers Property acquired the Carlton United Breweries site from Foster’s in 2007, it invited a ‘dream team’ of world-leading architects to create a vision that would match its vast potential.

The design brief for each architect was simply to create iconic architecture of the highest sustainable standards, with people at their heart. This brief was spearheaded by Dr Stanley Quek, CEO at Frasers Property, who felt it was important to devote one-third of the 5.8 hectare site to public, open spaces.

The masterplan therefore revolves around a spacious urban park, which covers 6,400 square meters in size. This, together with an intricate web of roads and pathways, draws people into the heart of Central Park and delivers its character and soul. It also returns the old Kent Brewery to the people of Sydney after 150 years of exclusion.

Sustainable design features include solar panels, rooftop gardens, tri-generation pipes and water tanks, which are cleverly adapted into each corner of the site.

“To have the voice of the engineer, community and architect working together to create one vision – this is the way contemporary architecture is made,” says Alex Tzannes, Director of Tzannes Associates, who played a key role in shaping the original masterplan.

“The masterplan is the unifying element that dictates the overall design, resulting in buildings that are memorable and distinctive, and enjoy a more special relationship with the people who inhabit them,” says Tzannes.

The masterplan has been through several incarnations, and is now being implemented by UK architects Foster + Partners. Even the slope of the site has been carefully considered, with buildings declining in height from the city towards residential Chippendale.

Live

The very first stage of Central Park will set the scene for what is to come: two iconic residential towers rising above a retail centre, connected by terraced gardens to the main park beyond. World-class architecture, richly veiled in living green walls, this first residential stage will encapsulate all that Central Park has to offer: bold, beautiful and globally significant new directions for 21st century living.

Designed by award-winning architect Jean Nouvel, Central Park's first residential buildings remind us that nature can thrive in the city. Its façade is the canvas for a breathtaking ‘vertical garden’ by French artist Patrick Blanc, which delivers a flower to each resident, and a bouquet to the city.

This first residential stage will be released in Winter 2010, with future stages - by Johnson Pilton Walker and Tonkin Zulaikha Greer, amoung others - to come. To register your interest and ensure you are amoung the first to view Central Park,

Work

Award-winning London architects Foster + Partners are the designers behind Central Park’s first iconic commercial building, which will be released for sale soon. Offering 90,000 square metres of prime office and retail space in Sydney’s newest urban quarter, Foster + Partners’ commercial building is conveniently on the southern cusp of the CBD.

Shop

Eat, drink, shop, explore and play… Central Park is a mixed-used precinct that delivers an eclectic collection of shops, fashion boutiques, galleries, cafes, restaurants, supermarkets, fitness clubs and wine bars.

Central Park will soon unveil its dynamic retail precinct, which includes a five-story shopping mall at One Central Park; a laneway devoted to shops, markets, cafes and bars on historic Kensington Street; and a vast retail venue inside the old Kent Brewery building.

Location

Central Park is the missing piece of the puzzle that completes Sydney’s colorful inner-city landscape. Bordered by Broadway to the north, Cleveland Street to the South, Central Station to the East, and the University of Sydney to the East, Central Park is located in Chippendale, which is a fabulous place to discover on foot thanks to its enviable location at the heart of one of the world’s most beautiful cities.

Not only does Chippendale lie a short distance from Chinatown and Darling Harbour, but it’s also a stone’s throw from Sydney’s mid-town bustling business district. Uptown, the famous Sydney Harbour Bridge and Opera House are less than 10 minutes away by train, where ferries also connect the city to picturesque Balmain, Kirribilli and Manly.

Central Park sits at the gateway to the city’s top attractions, but better still – it also offers its own collection of boutique shops, galleries, parks, laneways, cafes, restaurants and bars. Each venue is infused with the distinctive scent of energy, intellect and optimism thanks to Central Park’s stellar location in the midst of Sydney’s university precinct.

Within Central Park, on Kensington Street, Sydney architects Tonkin Zulaikher Greer have created a new destination for cafes, galleries, weekend markets and organic food co-operatives. Central Park’s spacious green parks and gardens also provide a tranquil haven for the entire city to enjoy.

Central Park belongs to a close-knit community of professionals, families, students, artists, designers and entrepreneurs. Chippendale itself is a mecca for art, design and culture, and is popular with young families, students, small business owners and fashionistas. Its cobbled laneways are peppered with stylish galleries, cafes and delicatessens, which are a major drawcard for locals who have flocked into the area over the past decade.

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Old December 14th, 2012, 01:03 PM   #2
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And images from the Central Park website...

















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Old December 14th, 2012, 01:05 PM   #3
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Old December 16th, 2012, 05:41 AM   #4
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The park is kinda uh.... tiny o.O
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Old December 21st, 2012, 12:10 PM   #5
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It's close to Sydney's 'Central Station' (inspiration for 'Central'). The developer envisages the small park at the centre of the site (inspiration for 'Park') as a new meeting point for Sydney.

Hence the name 'Central Park.'

I imagine the original would have had some influence on the name too.
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Old December 24th, 2012, 01:34 AM   #6
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very nice
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Old December 24th, 2012, 05:06 PM   #7
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that is a very spectacular project.
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Old January 16th, 2013, 08:47 PM   #8
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The Central retail precinct, occupying the lower five floors of One Central Park, on Broadway. In this image the glazed roof is covered.



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Old April 17th, 2013, 01:22 PM   #9
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March photo update from the Central Park facebook page:
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The Mark, taking shape




Entrance to Central retail centre from Broadway



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Old August 4th, 2013, 07:12 PM   #10
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An interesting project Central Park. This is especially true of its location.
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Old October 31st, 2013, 12:27 AM   #11
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Well some people might think this is great but I think it's fucking awful. What is so great about a cluster of glass and steel boxes? Because they've got a park to look on to - really? Seems to lack any sort of humanity, personally I wouldn't want to live there for anything and fortunately I won't have to. No accounting for taste I guess.
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Old November 7th, 2013, 12:23 PM   #12
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The new shopping centre, Central at Central Park, opened on Thursday October 31.

Dubbed The Living Mall, the new centre is certainly innovative. When fully completed, the centre will be home to approximately 60 specialty stores across five floors.

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Some of the angles aren't ideal due to the large number of people

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GREENERY

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THE OUTSIDE

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THE QUIRKS

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THE ATRIUM

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Gahh! We should put *spoiler alerts* on threads like this! I was going to go down to CP Woolies tomorrow morning to do to my groceries and wanted to by surprised by it - oh well. Great pics! Love the steps!!!
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Oops, sorry Alphaville

There's a few interesting features within Woolies, hopefully no one has ruined them for you yet
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An update on this development from Ozscrapers. The plants have matured that little bit more, still a bit of growing/maturing to see the true effects.

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Love this development, it's turned out excellently.

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Sydney CentralPark by BlakeXu, on Flickr
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latest construction from fb photos by Simon wood

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These historic buildings on Kensington Street will be transformed into a pedestrian-friendly streetscape lined with cafes, restuarants, student dwellings and a boutique heritage hotel.







Construction works on Kensginton Street's student housing accommodation with The Mark in the background (left) & 8 Park Lane (right).












The cooling towers atop the Brewery Yard are being concealed behind a sculptural cladding of perforated aluminium.














Central Park's historic Brewery Yard Building.








Civil works on Block 4N Commerical Campus on the corner of Broadway & Abercrombie Street are underway.












Civil works in progress for Blocks 4N Commercial Campus with The University of Notre Dame in the background.






Construction works in the old warehouse on Kensington Street.






Looking across to One Central Park and Park Lane from the rooftop of the Brewery Yard.

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