Looking forward to it. Now we need the formal D/A's for the buildings.
Agreed. I love the curves, it's a sexy, contemporary residential building that responds well to its location. Would have liked to have seen this reflected more in the PTW residential buildings however at least they are all quite individualistic.RFJ is an incredible architect. the disc shaped cloud inspired corner bldg looks FAB.
Interesting projection here; $20,000 per square metre of floor space seems rather high, even allowing for the great site and views. Good units in the northern CBD are currently around half this.i like the corner tower. obvioulsy devoid of balconies due to proximity to casino/retail areas.
they all loook different which is good variety
Barangaroo waterfront apartments revealed
Apartments at Barangaroo South come with price tags starting at nearly $1 million.
Lend Lease is pushing on with proposals for the first waterfront apartments on Barangaroo south but further apartment releases to the north of the inner Sydney precinct are in limbo pending approval for James Packer’s six-star hotel casino.
The developer lodged plans yesterday with the NSW government for the first 159 apartments. If all goes to plan, the first residents could move in by mid-2015.
Lend Lease managing director for Barangaroo south Andrew Wilson said the precinct’s apartments, the last significant residential waterfront opportunity in the Sydney CBD, would offer a “quintessential Sydney experience”.
The prices will also be quintessentially Sydney. At about $20,000 a square metre of floor area, the one-bedroom apartments will range from about $1 million and the two- bedroom units from $2 million.
The chairman of CBRE Residential, Justin Brown, said Barangaroo south would be the next catalyst for Sydney CBD living, and even more important than east Circular Quay in the 1990s, because of Barangaroo’s master plan, the Packer-Crown facilities and extensive parklands.
Barangaroo south will eventually have about 700 apartments but planning for those on the northern part of the site is still in flux as the Crown hotel is in that area.
This first release of apartments is unaffected by the uncertainty. They will be on the main harbour front, facing west and directly in front of the three new office towers.
Two leading architects have designed the buildings, Richard Francis-Jones of fjmt and Andrew Andersons of PTW.
Mr Francis-Jones said his building was inspired by Sydney Harbour, with an organic form “reminiscent of the free forms of clouds and waves that complement our sandstone harbour headlands.”
Mr Anderson said his design had an “informality and sustainability” with a green roof, solar collectors and dynamic facades.
The buildings will range in height from seven to 11 stories and include one double-floor penthouse and six dual-level loft apartments.
All apartments will have water views; all will be larger than normal with one bedrooms about 60 square metres and the two bedrooms about 100 sq m; they will have much higher ceilings than in east Circular Quay; and each lift will service just three apartments a floor.
Mr Wilson said sustainability would be a feature with Lend Lease aiming for a 5-star Green-Star rating helped by reduced carbon in the building materials, bifold screens for shading and cross-ventilation.
“This is the next generation Sydney waterside experience,” Mr Wilson said.
The apartments will be formally marketed in the second half of 2013 but Mr Wilson said Lend Lease was already receiving inquiries.
CBRE Residential is making strong sales at the new Pacific Bondi where prices average $26,000 a sq m and range up to more than $40,000 a sq m.
Mr Brown said Barangaroo had the potential to eclipse the success of the Pacific Bondi, with both local and international buyers.
I know the location is great but I certainly wouldn't spend $2m to live there. It would a noisy spot and not overly private.I'm guessing they'd be very noisy places to live. I hope that they, and those over the water in Pyrmont, don't put a dampner on trading hours.