/ THE CRESCENT APARTMENTS 2014

Multiple residential development

Chenchow Little, in collaboration with BVN Donovan Hill and Sue Barnsley Design, were selected to participate in an invited City of Sydney Design Excellence Competition for a large development, The Crescent, located opposite Wentworth Park in Glebe. The Crescent brings together excellent apartment design with a distinctive commercial and retail precinct to create a landmark building appropriate to the elegance and high civic principles of the early planners of Wentworth Park. The scheme is about the creation and inhabitation of a grand wall. This is an important typology for this site and area, characterised by the strong, simple forms of the federation warehouses on Wattle and Mountain Streets alongside. The wall is articulated with window 'lenses'. These windows provide a clear sense of independent ownership and enable a strong physical relationship between outside and in for apartment inhabitants.

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DATE: Competition 2014
COLLABORATION: Chenchow Little, BVN Donovan Hill & Sue Barnsley Design