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THE Star Sydney has cho­sen ar­chi­tects FJMT to de­sign its $500 mil­lion tower de­vel­op­ment, in­clud­ing a six-star ho­tel un­der The Ritz Carl­ton brand (BEN 19 Sep).

The firm was cho­sen from three sub­mis­sions judged by a panel of in­dus­try ex­perts and will now com­plete fi­nal de­signs for sub­mis­sion to the NSW Depart­ment of Plan­ning by mid next year.

The 60-storey high-rise ho­tel and res­i­den­tial de­vel­op­ment will face off against James Packer’s Crown Casino un­der con­struc­tion across Dar­ling Har­bour at Baranga­roo, and will come on top of $500 mil­lion in im­prove­ments un­der­way in ex­ist­ing sec­tions of The Star.

FJMT De­sign Di­rec­tor Richard Fran­cis-Jones said the firm was de­lighted to emerge as the pre­ferred ar­chi­tect.

“Our vi­sion is for a beau­ti­fully sculpted ar­chi­tec­ture, that will seem to grow from the great sand­stone of Pyr­mont,” he said.

“It will be a unique tower, shaped or­gan­i­cally in re­la­tion to the lo­cal en­vi­ron­ment and char­ac­ter.”

The tower will fea­ture 220 ho­tel rooms and 150 res­i­dences.

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