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One Central Park named Australasia’s best tall building

Therese Raft Therese Raft Australasia Press Office,content
26 June 2014

One Central Park in Sydney, NSW, has been recognised internationally by the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH).

The building was named one of the world’s four best tall buildings, specifically for the Asia and Australasia region. It will now be judged for the overall title of ‘Best Tall Building Worldwide’ on November 6th at the CTBUH 13th Annual Awards Symposium.

In a judging class hailed for its sustainability focus and ‘reimagining the traditional’ in tall buildings, One Central Park was seen as distinct by the judging panel. The vertical gardens attracted considerable attention, not only for their aesthetic, but the environmentally conscious outlook they represented.

One Central Park strongly points the way forward, not only for an essential naturalisation of our built environment, but for a new aesthetic for our cities – an aesthetic entirely appropriate for the environmental challenges of our age.

Dr Antony Wood, Executive Director, CTBUH

The judges’ evaluations also pay credit to the effective use of shading, the heliostat and other innovative methods at lessening the energy consumption of the building.

Arup played a key role in this part of the development. As part of the firm’s provision of building services engineering, the sustainability framework was developed in collaboration with WSP Lincolne Scott.

The development sets a new benchmark for sustainable residential living at both a precinct and building level. The essence of the engineering and architecture for One Central Park revolves around amenity; the creation of spaces and environments which people can enjoy and embrace.

Robert Saidman, NSW Building Services Leader, Arup

One Central Park is a joint venture between Frasers Property Australia and Sekisui House Australia.