Australian developer Crown Group has won two prestigious industry awards for its iconic residential and hotel development, Arc by Crown Group in Clarence Street, Sydney.
Crown Group took out the respected international award, The Architecture MasterPrize last week, as well as Australia’s peak industry body’s award, the HIA’s Best NSW Apartment Complex 2019, at a ceremony in Sydney on Saturday night.
The Architecture MasterPrize is one of the most comprehensive architecture prizes in the world and celebrates the best in design excellence and innovation of architectural, interior, and landscape design.
The Housing Industry Association (HIA) is the peak industry association for the Australian residential building sector and its awards recognise excellence in residential construction and design excellence.
Arc by Crown Group has become a global icon since it welcomed its first residents and hotel guests in late 2018.
Designed by internationally acclaimed Koichi Takada Architects, this 25-storey building located at 161 Clarence Street in Sydney’s heart, has a mix of 148 residential apartments, 73 serviced hotel apartments and luxurious five-star resort-style amenities.
The striking heritage-inspired street level rustic brick arches and 59 gleaming white cathedral-like curved arches envelop the tower’s rooftop lounge and garden, forming a striking new addition to Sydney’s skyline.
It is renowned for its ice-cave themed indoor swimming pool, spa, gym, and rooftop garden area with stunning city views.
At ground-level, Arc by Crown Group’s modern retail precinct is home to a dining and retail precinct that includes Michi Izakaya & Ramen, Ministry of Coffee, Delicatessen by Pony Dining, and Grew & Co Fine Jewellery.
Crown Group Chief Operating Officer Pierre Abrahamse said the two prestigious industry awards recognised the company’s dedication to creating iconic new landmarks and the creative vision of internationally acclaimed Koichi Takada Architects.
“This award recognised the unique and innovative design, as well as the outstanding and extraordinary workmanship of Arc by Crown Group – a global icon that pushes the boundaries and has set a new benchmark for architectural and design lobally,” Mr Abrahamse said.
“This jewel in the crown of Sydney embodies all that Crown Group stands for – it is an architectural masterpiece that changes the skyline of Sydney, inspiring others, today and for generations to come.”
Arc by Crown Group has previously won a number of architecture awards for its innovative design features including the 2019 MBA’s best Commercial Pool and best Commercial spa, UDIA NSW Awards for Excellence 2019 commendation, 2019 Architizer A+Awards Residential – Multi Unit Housing – High Rise (16+ Floors) Jury Vote and Popular Choice Awards, 2018 Property Guru Best Condo Development, and 2015 International Property Awards Best Residential Development Australia.