STAR TOWER DESIGN
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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