A 66-storey tower designed to be Sydney’s tallest residential building.
Greenland Centre is a residential tower development, located in Sydney’s CBD. The 66-storey tower is designed to be Sydney’s tallest residential building. BVN was selected from a field of six international architects to design the tower through a City of Sydney Design Excellence Competition.
The development includes 481 units, a Council-administered creative hub, retail spaces and a new public realm network associated with the retention of the heritage-listed Water Board building, which is undergoing adaptive refurbishment to become a boutique hotel.
The adaptation of a 26 storey, 1960s commercial building on the site, and the desire to add a further 40 floors above the existing structure, has generated an adaptive response for the lower half of the building.
The building is skinned with a modulating angled glass facade to create wintergardens. Without this added layer, the wind levels at height would make an outdoor balcony unusable. The unique glass-fronted ‘Sydney balconies’ conjure the idea of the quintessential verandah that can be used year round.
- 490 apartments
- Boutique hotel
- City of Sydney creative hub
- Planning application submitted just six weeks after commission