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05 Journal
26th
October

Crone received another accolade for Orange Regional Museum picking up the Delivered Outcome – Small Scale award at the 2017 Australian Urban Design Awards.

The Orange Regional Museum provides a dynamic, evolving space for the community and visitors to meet and interact.  The design can be understood and experienced in diverse ways as the user walks around, inside or on top of the building.

The museum i...

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Niall Durney
Ashley Dennis
22nd
October

David Jones is planning to undergo a multi-level refurbishment of their Elizabeth Street Store in order to reinvent the 90-year-old building and give it a new urban presence.

Located at 84-110 Castlereagh Street in Sydney, the heritage-listed building has been the flagship store for David Jones in Australia for the past 90 years.

The estimated project refurbishment cost is over $75 million. David Jones filed a developmen...

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Stephen Harris
27th
September

Recently one of our new Associates, Ariana Rodriguez, was on a jury of architects, industry professionals and university academics assessing the design concepts of teams competing in the AIA 2017 SuperStudio for NSW & ACT.

The annual design competition brings together architecture students from NSW and ACT universities to form teams and develop design concepts in response to a brief, which is kept secret until the competition is launched. Final design concepts are presented t...

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Ariana Rodriguez
19th
September

Australian architecture firm, Crone, has promoted seven of their employees, positioning itself as an equal-opportunity firm that recognises individual and team accomplishments.

Of the seven employees, two were promoted to senior associate, while the other five were promoted to associate level.

The two new senior associates are Stephen Harris, who has over 30 years of experience across large-scale projects; and Ashley Dennis...

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Sandra Furtado
13th
July

“Green-roofed regional museum dubbed best public architecture in NSW”

Awarded the Sulman Medal for Public Architecture at the recent NSW Architecture Awards, the Orange Regional Museum by Crone Architects boasts an expansive grass roof – a continuation of the ground-level lawn.

“This bold, large-scale intervention re-organises a whole city block through the application of a combined landscape, architectural and urban solution,” the Sulman jury noted. “Simple, bold and confident moves have created a destination for locals and...

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Niall Durney
3rd
July

The Australian Institute of Architects announced the 2017 NSW Architecture Awards at Luna Park on 1 July.

Sydney architecture firm Crone is delighted to be the recipient of the Sulman Medal for Public Architecture and the NSW Premier’s Prize at the 2017 NSW Architecture Awards for the Orange Regional Museum.

Announced on 1 July by the Australian Instit...

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Niall Durney
22nd
June

Wanda Group’s Revised Mixed-Use Project Takes A Seat At Circular Quay Table

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Sandra Furtado
1st
June

Wanda Vista Hotel & One Circular Quay development featured in The Australian

The Australian’s Lisa Allen said:

“China’s cashed-up Wanda Group expects to reap more than $2 billion from the sale of 190 apartments in its One Circular Quay development, designed by the renowned Kerry Hill Architects. Wh...

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Sandra Furtado
19th
April

Fantastic review of our Orange Regional Museum project published in the Mar/Apr 2017 edition of ArchitectureAU!

Reviewer David Sutherland states:

“Crone Architects’ addition to the civic precinct of Orange in New South Wales is a highly refined building and suite of generous public spaces that “grow” out of the landscape and connect sea...

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Ashley Dennis
6th
December

Crone Principal & Design Director Sandra Furtado explains the design principles behind the Wanda Vista Hotel project in Circular Quay.

Speaking to Architecture & Design, Furtado said:

“The brief for the Wanda Vista Hotel was rigid in that it specifically outlined the building programme and room sizes. We then balanced those parameters against our own philosophical agendas ...

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Sandra Furtado
30th
September

Crone is proud to announce we are working with Tzannes and Make on Opera Residences at 71 Macquarie Street!

As the last undeveloped site of East Circular Quay, this project for 104 luxury apartments, high-end retail, a restaurant and bar is an important addition to the public domain and the architecture of Sydney’s Circular Quay.

As lead architect, worki...

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Stephen Harris
21st
September

Crone is proud to announce three new promotions!

Crone would like to congratulate Stephen Harris, Scott Walkinshaw and Halil Aydin on their promotions to Associate.

Their hard work and dedication to the firm is of an exceptional standard and all are well deserving of these promotions.

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Sandra Furtado
Niall Durney
20th
September

With features in The Australian and on ArchitectureAU, all eyes this week are on our landmark Wanda Vista Hotel project!

Crone is proud to collaborate with Kengo Kuma & Associates on the design of the luxury Wanda Vista Hotel in Sydney’s Circular Quay.

Featuring a pixelated facade of sandstone, cascading green walls and large windows, the design creates bot...

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Sandra Furtado
20th
September

Exciting news as Orange Museum undergoes the final stages of construction and opens to the public.

Crone’s adventurous design—sloping the roof to create a public lawn and terraced seating—is already a hit with the public, attracting visitors to the new museum and public square!

Crone hired photographer Tom Ferguson to take these shots of...

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20th
September

Crone recently won the Design Excellence Competition for 230 Sussex Street, a residential tower in Sydney’s former CBD warehouse district.

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Niall Durney
2nd
August

Crone is excited to be one of the eight architecture firms leading the Male Champions of Change initiative, which seeks to achieve a significant and sustained increase of women in leadership in architecture.

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Niall Durney
11th
April

Crone recently engaged a photographer to take aerial photographs of 180 Daisho, a 60,000m² commercial office tower located in Ann Street, Brisbane.

180 Daisho is a 34 level, 6 star Green Star office tower with a striking super graphic of the Brisbane River designed to the north east facade.

180 Daisho is ambitious, gutsy and a highly intelligent building. The tower will be Brisbane’s first...

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16th
February

Crone are delighted to announce Dee Why Town Centre has been submitted for DA!

The design seeks to create a vibrant town centre, providing a mix of retail and commercial activities surrounding the central square at ground.

Above, two residential towers create an iconic gateway to the precinct, while the fine grain and articulat...

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Ariana Rodriguez
8th
December

Crone is proud to announce the completion of a contemporary commercial building at 27-29 Robinson Street. With a GFA of 12,600m², the project created five levels of new commercial space for a prominent government statutory agency.

Crone sought to create an advanced, high-quality modern office, with refuges of green quiet spaces within an urban environment. Crone took advantage of the sloping site to create a terraced form that both reduces the mass of the building, increases sunlight...

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Kieran Gleeson
7th
December

Construction is well underway on The Connection, Rhodes.

Ground floor slabs are complete and structural steel is being erected to the 2000m² competition winning community centre scheme for the City of Canada Bay.

With the steel structure almost complete to the first building the facetted form is taking sh...

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Ashley Dennis
22nd
October

International Experience
A Global Challenge Opportunity

Right now, the world is more connected than our ancestors dared to imagine. At Crone, we aren’t limited by boundaries of distance, culture or dialect; in fact, we’ve found that working with new climates, lifestyles and values encourages us to expand our...

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21st
October

Crone would like to congratulate Erica Teicher-Gertel, who has been promoted to Associate in the Sydney Office.

Erica has managed the delivery of the largest retail project in the office, Wetherill Park, over the last year; she has exceptional experience in team management and design and delivery. Wetherill Park is a highly complex project that requires extensive coo...

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Greg Crone
16th
October

Filinvest’s signature commercial development, designed by Crone Architects, is full steam ahead under construction in the Philippines.

The site is located at Filinvest City, Alabang and has a total GFA of 180,000m². Filinvest aim to complete the basement parking, ready for use by June 2016 and the target completion date for Tower 1 is June 2017. The development which includes 4 BPO (Busin...

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28th
August

Sydney One aims to strengthen Sydney’s position as a global city and a great place to live.

This is a generational opportunity for Sydney to unlock the APDG precinct as a new cultural and creative precinct and transform the Circular Quay promenade into a lively and highly engaging public space.

The proposed master plan seeks to unlock the r...

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Sandra Furtado
12th
June

Crone is proud to announce four new promotions!

Crone would like to congratulate: Sandra Furtado, who has been promoted to Practice Director in the Sydney Office; Richard Darvill, who has been promoted to Associate in the Sydney Office; Kieran Gleeson, who has been promoted to Principal Director in the ...

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Greg Crone
12th
June

In 2014, following a Light & Build Expo in Frankfurt, I decided I should visit London on the way home.

In 2014, following a Light & Build Expo in Frankfurt, I decided I should visit London on the way home. On the agenda was to visit the Gherkin and Shard buildings. To my surprise, there was a number of interesting buildings, stumbled upon by chance, wand...

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12th
June

Only a few months to go before Crone’s ‘180B’ signature commercial development reaches practical completion.

180 Brisbane is a 34 level commercial office tower, with 3 levels of retail and  5 levels of basement parking and estimated construction cost of $300m. Crone designed the building in 2010 for Japanese client Daisho and construction giants Watpac; due for c...

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5th
June

Crone Completes Telstra Discovery Store!

The project included a full renovation of the former Darrell Lea chocolate store, including a new curved glass addition, and works to 400 George St to refresh the street presence.

Crone would like to thank Telstra and Lend Lease for their support for...

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Niall Durney
5th
June

20 Martin Place is approaching completion as construction starts wrapping up.

The dichroic facade is fully installed and hoardings have come down. Construction has moved onto the interior: ‘Cold Shell’ fit-outs are underway; the cast-glass columns are fully installed, and work on the lobby is nearly done. Head down to Mar...

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