Crone and KK&A collaborated to design a sculptured form for the One Circular Quay 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 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 that is destined to become part of Sydney’s future heritage.
The Crone team is also documenting the entire development including the residential tower designed by Kerry Hill Architects.
Crone with Kengo Kuma & Associates
Circular Quay, Sydney