Crone and KK&A collaborated to design a sculptured form for the Wanda Vista Hotel that slowly pixelates, breaking down the scale of the building creating a more human-scale at the lower levels. Combining local sandstone, cascading green walls and large windows with harbour views, the vegetation along these pixelated terraces will soften the appearance of hard edges creating a connection to First Fleet Park opposite the building. The design prioritises the public realm and everyday experience, creating a pedestrian gateway to Sydney’s business district, unlocking a new cultural and creative precinct and transforming Circular Quay.
A design that promotes Sydney’s diversity, climate and lifestyle destined to become part of Sydney’s heritage in the future.
Kengo Kuma and Associates & Crone Architects