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Sydney tower wins top construction award

A North Sydney apartment tower built by a leading Australian developer has been awarded a top prize at the 2017 Master Builders Association (MBA) NSW Excellence in Construction Awards.

Skye by Crown Group, a project by multi-award winning Australian developer Crown Group was named the winner of the “Residential and Mixed-use Development Buildings, Open Price category” award at the awards night held at Sydney’s The Star on Saturday night.

Designed by world-renowned Japanese-Australian architect Koichi Takada, the 20-storey building features 242 apartments, an expansive foyer, ground-floor retail outlets, a top-floor gym and infinity-edged rooftop pool with stunning views over North Sydney.

Crown Group chairman and Group CEO Iwan Sunito said the prestigious MBA Excellence in Construction Awards are among the industry’s most prestigious awards, and Crown Group was thrilled to see Skye by Crown Group recognised as the winner of the top prize.

The building features many elements which set it apart from other new developments in the area, he said.

“Crown Group’s vision for Skye by Crown Group was to create an icon in Sydney for decades to come,” Mr Sunito said.

“This award is a testament to Crown Group’s desire to create unique developments which will stand the test of time,” he said.

The iconic high-rise building features a pedestrian through-site link providing a public access between Pacific Highway and Angelo Street and a curved vertical ‘veil’ enveloping the building’s exterior.

 

Judged by an expert industry panel, winners were selected based on quality of finished construction, degree of difficulty in construction, materials used, environmental and safety protocols, outcomes achieved and benefits to the community.

The infinity rooftop pool was also one of many standout features of Skye by Crown Group, which had already become an architectural centrepiece of North Sydney, said Mr Sunito.

Inspired by the world’s best five-star hotel swimming pools such as the Marina Bay Sands Hotel in Singapore, the 25m rooftop pool sits alongside a luxury gym and lounge and is fringed by an expansive timber deck and tropical plants.

Skye by Crown Group is located at 211-223 Pacific Highway at North Sydney, close to shops, transport and major employment hubs.

Construction of Skye by Crown Group was completed in 2016.

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