One Central Park
“A flower for each resident, and a bouquet to the city. “
Bertram Beissel, Ateliers Jean Nouvel
This is a green living solely redefined, the integration of landscape and tower architecture concept offer’s Sidney a new architectural icon that symbolises the city’s sustainable future, and transforming its skyline.
A fascinating detail building and macro successful, a green urban sculpture.
Vertical gardens by the unique artist and botanist Patrick Blanc wrap 50% of the east and north facades of both towers with 38,000 indigenous and exotic plants being 250 species of Australian. The effect creates an exceptional living environment for the building’s residents and a powerful green icon on the Sydney skyline. “When people see this artwork it will look like a natural cliff, as though you have cut a giant slice out of the Blue Mountains and put it in the middle of the city.”
– Patrick Blanc
Hydroponic walls and low profile horizontal planters and support cables integrated into the tower’s facades support of plants. The plants act as a natural sun control device that changes with the seasons, shielding the apartments from direct sun during summer while admitting a maximum of sunlight in winter.
A combination of sustainable design strategies makes Block 2 the first residential tower in Sidney to achieve a 6 Green Star rating.
A motorised heliostat fixed to the sky garden 42m cantilever captures sunlight and reflects it down into the area of the park overshadowed by the tower. French lighting artist Yann Kersalé illuminates the heliostat at night. https://www.domain.com.au/news/central-parks-mysterious-heliostat-explained-20150127-12x2vc/
The developers Frasers Property and Sekisui House and their selection of professionals created a multilevel vertical mall, successfully extending the building’s slick, polished aesthetic interior, sparing no expense.
The result is a shiny, new 14,000sqm interior mall.
It’smost definitive design expression is the generously sized central atrium, which lets in a pool of natural light, created by the heliostat mirror system, which reflects the sunlight into its space.
The large passages create a deep cantilever, which encourages the shopfronts to be creative.
Some escalators run side by side with angular planting matching the external vertical walls.
The beating heart of Central Park Mall is Australia’s first super-sized digital interactive wall. Designed by internationally renowned lighting expert, Bruce Ramus, this permanent installation fuses art, technology and design. It’s a fun playful installation that rewards interaction.
“Landscape is architecture. Here we have created a continuity so the façades extend the park into the sky”
– Jean Nouvel