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Old November 21st, 2011, 03:22 PM   #1
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#Construction | CHATSWOOD | Metro Residences | 40st, 38st, 27st / 170m, 155m, 107m / mixed | U/C

The first of our suburban 100m+ project threads...

Project Facts

Maximum GFA: 76,513 sq m
Residential GFA: 64,513 sq m
- Tower 1: 32,802 sq m
- Tower 2: 14,515 sq m
- Tower 3: 17,196 sq m
Retail GFA: 12,000 sq m

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http://metro2.maxvirtual.com.au/home.htm

Link to above information:
https://majorprojects.affinitylive.c...20Approval.pdf

Link to Metro Residences Documentation:
http://majorprojects.planning.nsw.go...ob&job_id=4481
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Old November 21st, 2011, 03:25 PM   #2
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As posted in the original Chatswood thread by Brizer...

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Chatswood towers to showcase transport-oriented development
18 April 2011 | by David Wheeldon


Cox Richardson Architects are showcasing the potential of transport-oriented development, with three residential towers going up directly above Chatswood Station, shops, bars and restaurants.

Cox Richardson director, Nick Tyrrell, said, "Socially, the exciting thing about this development is that it offers residents the real opportunity of never having to get into a car to travel to work, shop or meet friends for dinner or a drink. It offers people more time to spend together rather than on the road."

"Not only does it reduce the stress of urban life for residents it also reduces stress on the environment and represents a real change in thinking on how we live in the more dense parts of cities in Australia."


The initial design concept for the development, jointly conceived by Cox Richardson and DesignInc, crowns Chatswood’s Transport Interchange with distinct diadem created by the folding blades atop each tower.

Tyrrell said, "Architecturally, the exciting thing about this design is the ambiguity embedded in the scheme.

"There is an ambiguity of use for instance and restrained elegance achieved by the enclosure of the external balconies that improve amenity by controlling wind speeds on the balcony.

"Also the feature blade wall on each tower kicks out as a skirt to address down draughts onto the street below. Aesthetically, both these features and make it hard to tell if the building is residential or commercial in function and genre.

"The sleek metal and glass curtain walls emphasise the buildings height while the exceptionally slender forms are achieved via compact floor plates. The towers express symbolic connections to the north, south and west via the feature blade walls on one façade of each tower.

"These blades provide a city-scale signal or beacon expressing the broader rail network available to both residents and the general public, south towards the City, northwards to Hornsby and westwards to Epping and beyond."


Tyrrell said, "The towers respond to the Chatswood city grid, adjacent boundaries, rail alignment and minimise shadow impact on the Garden of Remembrance. There are strong pedestrian links connecting across the site at ground level that ensure high levels of activity adjacent to residential address points."

"The slenderness of the towers allow for more corner apartments, multi-directional views, cross-ventilation and greater light penetration. The apartments also have multi-purpose wintergardens which provide versatile living space.

Cox Richardson Associate, Ramin Jahromi, notes that, "At Metro Residences the relationship of indoor to outdoor living is fundamental. The Wintergarden spaces allow for year-round indoor-outdoor living in all weather conditions. When opened up they create fluid space that brings the outside in, when closed they form a separate room."

"The key to excellence in apartment design is, we believe, in creating a sense of space and light; an experience that extends from the entry through the living areas to the terrace. The building façade design maximises the incredible views, with many full height glazed panels allowing natural light to penetrate and enliven the living spaces.

Tania Taylor, Cox Richardson Associate responsible for the interior design on the project said, "Inside the apartments we were looking to provide connection and flow through between all the spaces."

"Kitchen zones become part of the living environment and a focal point rather than simply a utilitarian place to prepare meals."
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Old November 21st, 2011, 03:26 PM   #3
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And this from the other thread by Finn

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Randomly found this little pic of the Pacific Place development fully completed with the recently approved 46-storey tower in place and the Metro tower block models in the background - Chatswood future skyline!

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Old November 21st, 2011, 03:27 PM   #4
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And finally this from Culwulla

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the shortest tower is all tall as current higehst in chatty

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Old November 21st, 2011, 09:10 PM   #5
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sky-tallest tower is 170m not 168m, middle tower 155m not 156m, shortest 107m not 117m. other then that all correct.lol
skyline
http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5170/...20631b6d_o.jpg

ground floor at 94m RL (station concourse)

Tower 1 at 152.8m height to roof, 169.8m height to feature

Tower 2 at 107m height to roof

Tower 3 at 140.1m height to roof, 155.3m height to feature
RLs=
tower one-RL264m/40levels above podium/highest penthouse RL236m-highest in sydney metro area! (highest in world tower=RL211m)
tower two-RL249m/38levels above podium/highest penthouse RL225m
tower three-RL201m/28levels above podium/highest penthouse RL192m


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Old November 23rd, 2011, 04:51 AM   #7
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Apologies for the wrong height, thanks for editing it

A massive project for the burbs - can't wait to see it get off the ground
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Old November 23rd, 2011, 05:03 AM   #8
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Massive project. Brisbane will need something similar in one of the burbs in 4 or 5 years time, but not at those heights. Good to know this is gonna happen.
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Apologies for the wrong height, thanks for editing it

A massive project for the burbs - can't wait to see it get off the ground
These editions to the skylines are going to look great.
Chatswood, St Leonards, North Sydney and the CBD are all visible from Gladesville Bridge. I've got to try a panorama shot.
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Would be great to get some shots to compare before and afters in a few years time
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December 9 2011

I'm assuming the crane is to do with the unfinished podium (thanks to ongoing disputes).


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I'm assuming the crane is to do with the unfinished podium (thanks to ongoing disputes).


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Crane and hoarding/scaffolding are there for the towers. Hutchinson have the contract, just waiting for the starters gun on resolution of legal dispute. Will be 3 cranes in total once it gets moving, an awesome sight in Chatswood..
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What is the legal dispute?

That's great news if everything is there in preparation for the towers!!
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This article from The North Shore Times in 2009 (10/4/2009) will answer your question. There has been a legal dispute.

http://north-shore-times.whereilive....ajestic-metro/
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Crane and hoarding/scaffolding are there for the towers. Hutchinson have the contract, just waiting for the starters gun on resolution of legal dispute. Will be 3 cranes in total once it gets moving, an awesome sight in Chatswood..
Any word on the resolution of the legal issues? I'm hoping this project gets off the ground in the first half of 2012. This project is absolutely huge for Chatswood and will essentially redefine the suburb, from a skyline viewpoint at least. I'm a little worried the project could be further delayed by the global financial problems if it doesn't commence soon - should I be?
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Not sure of legal resolution outcome - anyone got any information?

Hutchinson Builders were there today raising the crane - so maybe something is about to happen.

What is the sunset dates on the contracts for the apartments?
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From March 7 (today) North Shore Times. See link below.

The legal disputes continue between the receivers, Hutchisons and Precision group who own the commercial retail precinct.

I believe one of the disputes is about access for Precision to complete works on the defects.
As the article below says the disputes are complex and unresolved.


http://north-shore-times.whereilive....merce-in-site/
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Hutchisons must think things are close as today it looks like they are starting to erect a second crane on the site. First major work since the original crane went up in July 2011.
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Yes Hutchinson have completed erecting the second crane today. So maybe they are about to start work on tower 3.

The plan was to complete towers 3 and 2 and then do the tallest tower 1 (Metro Grand). I think they changed the completion date of tower 1 to 5 years.

Lets hope Precision Group start work on completion of the commercial/shops below the towers. They were supposed to be open 3 years ago.
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There is no excuse to leave the retail area unfinished particularly since any retailers will get clientele from the towers. Then there is the large commuter crowds as well.
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