Staff reporter | 24 October 2019

Arc by Crown Group in Sydney CBD wins HIA Best NSW apartment complex

Arc by Crown Group in Sydney CBD wins HIA Best NSW apartment complex

Crown Group has won two industry awards for its residential and hotel development, Arc by Crown Group in Clarence Street, Sydney.

It took out the international award, The Architecture MasterPrize last week, as well as Australia’s peak industry body’s, 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.

Opened in late 2018, Arc by Crown Group was designed by internationally acclaimed Koichi Takada Architects.

The 25-story 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 heritage-inspired street level rustic brick arches and 59 white cathedral-like curved arches envelop the tower’s rooftop lounge and garden.

It is renowned for its ice-cave themed indoor swimming pool, spagym, and rooftop garden area with 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.

"This award recognised the unique and innovative design, as well as outstanding and extraordinaryworkmanship, of Arc by Crown Group, a global icon that pushes the boundaries and has set a new benchmark for architectural and design lobally,” Crown Group Chief Operating Officer Pierre Abrahamse said.

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.