Two HDR | Rice Daubney Projects Named "Best in Sydney"
(September 23, 2014) - The 2014 Sydney Design Awards listed two HDR | Rice Daubney mixed use/urban living projects as the "best in Sydney." The projects—Marina Quays and Royal Shores at Ermington (both for PAYCE Communities)—were finalists in the awards from a shortlist of only 14 projects.
Marina Quays is envisioned as a waterfront mixed-use development consisting of retail, commercial and residential components. The development will breathe new life into the Ferry Wharf precinct by creating three nine-story residential towers built atop ground floor commercial/retail podiums.
Everything about the design of the development responds to connection—connection to landscape, to place, and to community. A rich and layered public boardwalk stretches from the edge of the adjacent river directly to the built forms, creating a vibrant and communal waterfront district. Visual interest is achieved through the use of a unifying screen system that provides privacy to the occupants as well as creating a bold architectural solution for the prominent façades. Learn more, here.
Royal Shores at Ermington
Royal Shores at Ermington is a residential development consisting of nine separate apartment buildings. Located on the Parramatta River, the development provides access to a new ferry wharf, childcare facilities, walkways, waterways, cycle ways and a neighborhood store.
The development takes an innovative approach to residential architecture, one founded on place making—not only for residents, but for everyone. It is not designed as a private enclave, bur rather one that links the public and private domains, preserves views down to the river, and creates a destination waterfront. Learn more, here.