Japanese architect Kengo Kuma has won a big to build the latest in a serious of towers among Sydney’s Waterloo development
Globally acclaimed architect Kengo Kuma, in partnership with Australia-based firm Koichi Takada Architects, has been named as the winner in a competition to design the Crown Group's new tower for Sydney's Waterloo development.
The entire facade becomes a vertical urban forest by having vegetation on each eave
The tower will form part of a five-building development. The 19-storey building will feature an infinity-edge rooftop pool, gym and community room and green exterior designed to represent a stacked forest. The development also includes three buildings designed exclusively by Koichi Takada Architects and a building designed by Sydney-based architects Silvester Fuller.
"The entire facade becomes a vertical urban forest by having vegetation on each eave," commented Kuma. "The upper volume of the tower seamlessly transforms into the lower part of the stepped terraces in order to create an intimacy between the building scale and the pedestrian scale on the street level."
Renowned for his designs which show respect for tradition while considering the needs of the future, Kengo Kuma recently designed the 2020 Olympic Stadium Tokyo and the internationally-acclaimed V&A museum in Dundee, Scotland.