Durbach Block Jaggers designs Sydney pencil tower

Durbach Block Jaggers has unveiled designs for a super-skinny hotel in Sydney’s Haymarket that will be just over six metres wide but soar to 110 metres above its Pitt Street address.

Reminiscent of the new breed of luxury “pencil” skyscrapers popping up in New York, the 410 Pitt Street tower will house 178 hotel rooms along with a three-storey lobby, meeting rooms a roof terrace and a “hammam” with plunge pool, spa and sauna, sundecks and flying balcony on the rooftop.

Its facade will be clad in marble and metallic materials that will provide a soft diffused light.

Durbach Block Jaggers won a design excellence competition to deliver the tower, winning out over Scott Carver, Sissons Architects and SJB.

410 Pitt Street by Durbach Block Jaggers.

The firm’s proposal comprises three detailed sections aimed at demonstrating the “transitional relationship between horizontals and verticals on the façade.”

The competition jury described the design as “powerful, well thought out, creative and enchanting.” They praised the active façade and the opportunity for public interaction and engagement at ground level along with the planning and spatial qualities of the public areas in the scheme.

“[The proposal] exhibited an engaging story and an innovative and unique approach for the constrained site and design brief.”

The tower will replace a boarding house.

Tricon Management Group has submitted a development application for the $35.7 million project, which is on public exhibition until 2 February.

Source: Architecture - architectureau

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