Skyrise Apartments, ParramattaNew Residential Tower
PTI designed this project on a challenging site in the heart of Parramatta’s CBD. We resolved with our Clients the design approach, then worked thru the various tasks and stages to have the scheme approved by Council and then the Department of Planning as a Planning Proposal to achieve it desired height and floor space; we then won the commission for the design and documentation of project through a formal invited Design Competition.
From this prepared the necessary documentation for Development Approval, as well as for its successful sales and marketing campaign and then for construction. The project is now complete and as a 224 apartment, 45-storey building. It is the tallest project we have seen through construction and it is now an important building in the growing Parramatta skyline.
Throughout the process PTI worked closely with the Developer / Builder to create a building that is very space efficient as well as being cost effective to construct. The feedback we have received from many people has been very positive.
In terms of its design, the building expresses that fact that it is one of the fastest growing and most dynamic of Australia’s cities. Its form is such that it appears to “bend in the wind” with its external screen appearing to “peel away” to reveal its main structure and the main building form behind. As such the building is expressing the concept that in life it is important to both look below the surface, behind external appearances, to see the true reality of something as well as to see the beauty and wonder of life. It is also encouraging us to be flexible and to have within us a sound inner foundation. All of which are important in our busy, hectic world to live happy and productive lives.