Design/Completion 1990-1998

Darlinghurst, Sydney

Elarosa Investments

260 apartments 32,000 m 2

Prestressed concrete structure

  • Wilkinson Award, RAIA, 1999

The 43-storey tower is shaped to gain the greatest exposure sweep of harbour outlook centred on Sydney’s Opera House and the Harbour Bridge.

The rest of the site, excavated to house a five-storey, 500 car garage, accommodates on its deck a large swimming pool and tennis court, overlooked from the terraces of surrounding low-rise small split level apartments.

The apartment tower planning divides the floor space evenly between living and bedroom portions, making these interchangeable in plan. Freedom results for creating combinations and side reversal of two- bedroom and three-bedroom apartments as well as penthouses on the top two floors.