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^dont forget the 85m high tower

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offical heigths= 85m (RL101m) & 104m.(RL120m)










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AUSTRALIA TOWERS II

New tower for Sydney Olympic Park, Australia Towers II designed by Bates Smart

16 March 2012




Work begins in June at Sydney Olympic Park on Australia Towers II, the 25-storey apartment tower on Australia Avenue the second in a high-rise 'trilogy'.

The tower has been designed by Bates Smart in an elliptical shape inspired by the iconic geometry of the nearby stadia. As well as looking spectacular, ATII is environmentally-sound and ecologically-efficient.

“We’ve given the building ‘gills’ so that it can breath,” said Philip Vivian, a director of Bates Smart about the competition-winning design. “Vertical slots on the northern and southern sides of the facade encourage natural airflow through the apartments and the communal spaces.

“The design maximises light into each apartment, and horizontal sun-shading bands circling the building in varying depths provide added protection to the north.”



Floor-to-ceiling glass windows and spacious balconies allow residents to capture the expansive views – north over Homebush Bay to Chatswood, east to the Sydney CBD, south over Bicentennial Park to Sydney Airport and west to the Blue Mountains.

ATII is being jointly developed by Ecove and SOPA (Sydney Olympic Park Authority), and will have 267 apartments, ranging from one-bedroom to four-bedrooms.

Construction is scheduled to start mid-year, with completion expected by early 2014.

AT11 will have four retail spaces, including a cafe which will overlook a terrace garden and be a peaceful place for people to meet. It will also have a safe purpose-built outdoor space for children, allowing parents to relax as they sip their latte.

Overall there will be a total of 16 shops spread over two levels in what, ultimately, will be three stages of Australia Towers.

 

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Your words are such a comfort, PV, such a comfort...

Turner has dominated much of Victoria Park, but we'll have to wait and see what happens in the town centre with Mirvac/Leighton* in control.




*I originally typed "Lend Lease" = ejit!!! Must be the Irish blood...
 

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drove past site today. no action. looked the same as it did 2 months ago
 

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Didn't realise the second tower was that tall (85m)

Pity there is no action yet. Let's hope things get going soon!
 

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A great opportunity for the western part of Sydney to dense up and get rid of the grime at the same time. A metro line will be needed to service those 100 000 additional residents along that corridor
 

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A great opportunity for the western part of Sydney to dense up and get rid of the grime at the same time. A metro line will be needed to service those 100 000 additional residents along that corridor
I agree that with the gradual build up of population in the precinct as well as Parramatta Road, the corridor from Parramatta to the city will be able to support a metro line.

The first step to what would be the most dramatic urban renewal project in Australia is the construction of the M4 East. Seeing as Tony Abbott has committed $A1.5 billion to the construction of the M4 East to a fellow-Coalition government, there is a good chance we will finally see real change on Parramatta Road.
 

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Light rail along a 'boulevarded' Parramatta Road I'd guess, but the metro line would be more effective for moving large numbers of people, quickly, in peak periods.
 

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If they wanted to make the most of it and got uncharacteristically ambitious & imaginative, they could have both tram and metro complementing each other.
 

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i cheched out the site on weekend, still nothing, i was there for my sons nsw country swim champs.he did well got 4 medals.;)
 

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Newly released images tell of tough Sydney Olympic Park design competition

http://www.architectureanddesign.co...720&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=newsletters

20 July 2012 | by David Wheeldon

With apartments now selling at Sydney Olympic Park’s Australia Towers II, the developers have publicised illustrations of the design competition runners-up for the first time.

When the first residential buildings at Sydney Olympic Park were planned they undertook a design competition, inviting three Sydney architectural firms to submit entries.

Architect Nick Turner was originally commissioned to develop the masterplan for the three-stage apartment complex and to design the initial tower, Australia Towers, which is now built and fully occupied (pictured below).



For stages II and III of Australia Towers a formal design competition was held.

Architectural firms Bates Smart and Tony Caro were invited to take part along with Turner, who partnered with the Singapore-based WOHA.

All submitted markedly different, visions for ATII and ATIII.

The judging panel consisted of six people – three representing the developer Ecove, and three appointed by Sydney Olympic Park Authority. Peter Mould, the NSW Government architect, chaired the jury.

The judging considerations included:

- local context
- building height, massing and form
- view corridors
- community uses
- residential amenity
- sustainability, and
- architectural expression and articulation

After many weeks of consideration, Bates Smart was awarded the contract for ATII and ATIII.

Bates Smart's winning entry



The runners-up entries of Tony Caro and Nick Turner/WOHA also make interesting viewing

Entry by Tony Caro



“Few suburbs in Australia have been designed with so much care and Government funding as Sydney Olympic Park so it is vital that everything built here is of the highest quality,” said Sue Ballesty, the marketing manager of Ecove.

“The pressure was even greater on the architects in the Australia Towers competition because it is the first residential development within Sydney Olympic Park and the design had to set the bar high.”

Entry by WOHA/Turner



Bates Smart took its inspiration from the iconic geometry of the nearby stadia and designed ATII and ATIII in an elliptical shape. As well as looking spectacular, the buildings are environmentally-sound and ecologically-efficient.

“We’ve given the buildings ‘gills’ so that they can breathe,” said Philip Vivian, a director of Bates Smart.

“Vertical slots on the northern and southern sides of the facade encourage natural airflow through the apartments and the communal spaces.

“The design maximises light into each apartment, and horizontal sun-shading bands circling the building in varying depths provide added protection to the north.”

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pics hosted by photobucket - whose website is having another attack of the nervous willies!
 
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