Sydney CBD, NSW, Australia
‘The Hyde’ was a competition winning design by Singapore-based architectural practice WOHA and developed through to construction completion in collaboration with KANNFINCH.
‘The Hyde’ is a 35 storey residential tower facing Hyde Park, Sydney, including 135 apartments, pool and gym facilities, ground floor retail outlets and café and 7.5 levels of basement car parking. One of the key design features is the expression of the building as modulating laminated design strip, which creates an interesting vertical urban object with inherent planning flexibility. Another key feature is a series of vertical planters to the north podium levels, creating a unique relationship with the adjacent Hyde Park.
Sustainability initiatives include gas fired co-generation plant, external sun shading for passive solar performance, and water harvesting and reuse.
AWARDS: The Hyde is shortlisted for the 2011 NSW Chapter RAIA Awards.