Commendation

Cove Apartments, Sydney

Architects: Harry Seidler & Associates, Sydney
Developer: Grocon International, Sydney

Cove Apartments, © photo: Eric Sierins

Harry Seidler's residential high-rise consists of two sections, one at the foot of the building, which is integrated into the city as it stands, and the other in the tower's shaft, which creates a kind of vertical city. This choice of layout and configuration enables communal facilities such as the lobby, the swimming pool and other public areas to be located in the foot. They take their cue from the street, whereas the apartments afford a breath-taking view out of the harbor. The commendation serves to emphasize the importance the jury places on a residential high-rise of such a superior quality: it is truly a model for the urban development of tomorrow.

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