ASPECT: One Central Park is a new landmark mixed use project which forms a significant architectural gateway to Sydney’s downtown. This high profile project on the former Carlton United Brewery site, is the first stage of the Central Park development. One Central Park comprises two residential towers and a lower retail podium addressing the site’s Broadway frontage. The built form is veiled by a combination of vertical gardens (greenwalls), designed by Patrick Blanc, as well as green facades, the planting for which has been developed and delivered by ASPECT | OCULUS.

ASPECT | OCULUS were engaged in early 2011 to design and develop the initial concept for the facades, as well the internal residential lobby, ground floor planting, podium garden, sunken courtyard and atrium planting for the retail levels.

One Central Park is the largest green facade in Australia and whilst it has considerable microclimatic challenges, the planting is thriving. To ensure planting success, the planting design and technical development was tested through a rigorous process. A wind speed and sun/shade analysis was modelled to determine plant suitability for the facades, and light lux levels were recorded to determine hardiest planting for low level light in the lobby and atrium.

Project Title: One Central Park
Location: Chippendale, Sydney, NSW, Australia
Year: 2013
Client: Frasers Property Australia and Sekisui House Australia
Area Size: 5960sqm
Budget: $1.8 million

ASPECT | OCULUS (Landscape architects for the design, development and documentation of The Green Facade and courtyards)
• Patrick Blanc (Botanist and designer of The Green Wall component)
• Ateliers Jean Nouvel (Principal Architects for the building)
• PTW Architects (Architects for the building)
• JAAA +Turf Design Studio (Landscape architects for the site master plan)
• Junglefy (Installation of the Vertical Gardens)
• Watpac Construction (Builders)

Photo Credit: Simon Wood

2014 WAN Landscape Award – Finalist (ASPECT|OCULUS)
2014 AILA NSW Awards – Design (ASPECT|OCULUS)
2014 CTBUH Best Tall Building Award – Best Tall Building Worldwide (Awarded to Ateliers Jean Nouvel)
2014 International Green Infrastructure Award (Awarded to Frasers Property Australia and Sekisui House Australia)
2014 Leading European Architects Forum (LEAF) Awards – Sustainability Award, Overall Award (Awarded to PTW Architects + Atelier Jean Nouvel)
2014 Sydney Design Awards – Landscape Design Winner (ASPECT|OCULUS/ Frasers Property)
2014 NSW Architecture Awards – Residential Architecture, Multiple Housing (Team)
2014 CTBUH Best Tall Building Award for the Asia & Australasia Region (Team)

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