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Old March 5th, 2012, 02:00 PM   #1
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SYDNEY | Metro Residences | 170m | 40 fl | 155m | 38 fl | 107m | 27 fl | ‎Com

This is a big project. Located in Sydney's North Shore suburb of Chatswood, 10km from the Sydney CBD, the Metro Residences will feature 3 x 100m+ residential towers as well as a retail podium, all built above the Chatswood CityRail Station. When built the 170m tower will be the tallest skyscraper in Sydney outside the CBD core.

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

And as posted by Brizer...

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 September 18th, 2012, 01:01 PM   #2
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Construction has begun

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Full construction has now resumed on towers 2 an 3. The lift core is being worked on and very soon work on the decks will begin in earnest.

Construction on tower 1 will start when the third crane is installed later this year.

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Old October 25th, 2012, 09:49 AM   #3
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Photos courtesy of upwards from October 16 2012

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The cores are starting to rise higher on towers 2 and 3.The second core is obscured from this view from the north. Work seems to be starting on decks.

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Old October 29th, 2012, 09:26 AM   #5
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Photo taken by Fabian on October 20 2012.

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Its going to be a little hard seeing the cores rising from Sydney Tower for a while. Podium works are visible though.

To put this project into perspective, the tallest tower (170m) will be 60m taller than the current tallest building in Chatswood (110m). I can't wait to see the impact the towers have on the Chatswood skyline.
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Early February Update

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Level 19 in core for for southern tower and level 18 for northern.

the first level above the podium is level 5, and the number 14 is not used.

So level 19 is 14 physical levels above the podium.

Feb 7 2013..



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March 26 update by upwards;
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Level 26 in the box of the shortest tower 2 (metro view) !

I wish they would remove that aerial walkway in the middle of the photo.
It is closed and no longer used, but they decided to leave it there after a lot of discussion.


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Nearing completion. These pics from upwards this week:
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This has had a pretty pronounced effect on the Chatswood skyline

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Looking towards Chatswood from Cremorne, shame the branches got in the way
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Update by upwards from September 22 2014

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Roof Ladder feature almost complete on metro grand - lightning rod also in place.















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Now completed

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