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Height: Occupied
110.6 m / 363 ft
Height: To Tip
117 m / 384 ft
Height: Architectural
117 m / 384 ft
One Central Park Outline
Floors Above Ground
34
Floors Below Ground
4
# of Elevators
14
Top Elevator Speed
3.5 m/s
Tower GFA
32,000 m² / 344,445 ft²
Development GFA
255,500 m² / 2,750,179 ft²
# of Apartments
623
# of Parking Spaces
625

Facts

Official Name One Central Park
Name of Complex Central Park
Other Names One Central Park East Tower
Structure Type Building
Status Completed
Country Australia
City Sydney
Street Address & Map 1 Carlton Street, Chippendale
Postal Code 2000
Building Function residential
Structural Material concrete/steel
Energy Label 5 Star Green Star
Proposed 2008
Construction Start 2010
Completion 2014
Official Website One Central Park

Companies Involved

Owner/Developer Frasers Property; Sekisui House Australia
Architect
Design Ateliers Jean Nouvel; Urbis Pty Ltd
Architect of Record PTW Architects
Structural Engineer
Design Robert Bird Group
MEP Engineer
Design Arup
Main Contractor Watpac Construction
Other Consultant
• Access Patrick Blanc; Device Logic; Kennovations
• Cost Davis Langdon
• Energy Concept Transsolar Energietechnik GmbH
• Environmental Arup
Façade Surface Design Pty Ltd
• Landscape Aspect Oculus; Jean-Claude HARDY; Jeppe Aagaard Andersen; Patrick Blanc; Turf Design
• Lighting AIK-Atelier de Yann Kersale
• Preservation GML Heritage Pty Ltd
Material Supplier
• Construction Hoists Alimak Hek

About One Central Park

One Central Park (OCP) is an innovative and environmentally ambitious landmark project within the redevelopment of the Carlton & United Brewery site near Central Station in Sydney. The overall planning intent is to adhere to the highest standards of sustainable residential design under the Australian Green Star rating system and support the vision of an environmentally responsible future for the city.

In order to make the two towers of OCP visibly greener than is normally perceivable in Green Star developments, the design takes a broader approach to carbon-conscious design. With the help of two unusual technologies - hydroponics and heliostats - plants are grown all around the building to provide organic shading, and direct sunlight is harvested all year long for heating and lighting. The shading saves cooling energy, while the redirected sunlight is an all-year light source for the building precinct and adjoining park. Beyond the bravado of their technical deployment and performance, the plants and reflected daylight are also just natural resources, made available in an unusual way for the enjoyment of Sydney's residents.

Of particular note is the inclusion of a park at the tower’s base. The first design challenge was to give the new park a real presence at an urban scale. Because OCP is a high-rise, it is possible to bring the park up into the sky along its facades and make it visible in the city at a distance. On the south side, the park rises in a sequence of planted plateaus scattered like puzzle pieces in randomized patterns across the facades, so that each apartment has not only a balcony, but also its own piece of the park. At the individual scale, this creates pleasant private gardens. At a collective scale, it’s a green urban sculpture.

On the north, east and west sides, the green takes more continuous veil-like appearances with green walls, continuous planter bands and climbing vegetation. The plants deliver a message of sustainability, and because their shade reduces energy consumption for cooling and their leaves trap carbon dioxide, they also effectively make the building more sustainable. In total, more than 5 kilometers of planters function like permanent shading shelves and reduce thermal impact in the apartments by up to 30 percent. The plants also trap Carbon Dioxide, emit Oxygen and reflect less heat back into the city than traditional fixed shading. The plants are irrigated with recycled grey and black water, and their growth can be custom-tailored to the needs of each façade area.

A design challenge arises from the tall massing along the north side of the site. In order to remediate overshadowing of the park, the volume is broken up into a lower and a taller tower. On the roof of the lower tower, 42 heliostats (sunlight tracking mirrors) redirect sunlight up to 320 reflectors on a cantilever off the taller tower, which then beam the light down into areas that would otherwise be in permanent shade. The system adapts hourly and seasonally to the need for brightness and warmth, redirecting heat to absorbent pool of water atop the atrium glass in summer, which can be drained to assist with heating in the winter. The system redirects up to 200 square meters of direct sunlight and utilizes approximately 40 percent of the corresponding power during Sydney’s 26,00 annual sunshine hours. The performance of this system is not accounted for in the BASIX (Building Sustainability Index of New South Wales) and Green Star calculations.

Dappled lights move on the ground in a precisely programmed choreography. At night, the heliostat becomes a monumental urban chandelier and appears in the dark sky like a floating pool of tiny LED lights that merge into a giant screen and simulate reflections of glittering harbor waters.

One Central Park assists Sydney in its goal of moving towards improving its carbon footprint. The project provides much-needed apartments in the city’s main job market at its urban core. It reduces energy consumption by 25 percent when compared to a conventional building of its size. Thermal impact of sunlight on the building is reduced by up to 30 percent because of the presence of greenery, which of course traps carbon dioxide and emits oxygen as well.

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31-Story Vertical Garden Sprouts in Sydney
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CTBUH Names One Central Park “Best Tall Building Worldwide” for 2014
7 Nov 2014
The Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH) awarded One Central Park, Sydney, Australia, the title of “Best Tall Building Worldwide” at the 13th Annual CTBUH…
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31-Story Vertical Garden Sprouts in Sydney
30 Jan 2014
Patric Blanc, whose vertical gardens have garnered worldwide acclaim, has planted his most expansive garden yet at One Central Park, Sydney, where plants climb from the…
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World’s Tallest Vertical Garden to Grow in Sri Lanka
10 Dec 2013
Sri Lanka will be the next nation to vie for the title of the “world’s tallest plant-covered building,” if the Clearpoint Residencies by Milroy Perera and Maga…
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Heliostats Make Progress in Australia
13 Feb 2013
Engineering Source looks at the increasingly popular use of heliostats in tall building design in a recent feature article. Heliostats, which are mirrored devices used to…

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Urban Regeneration Seminar – One Central Park: Mark Giles, PTW Architects
12 Mar 2015 – Mark Giles, PTW Architects

Urban Regeneration Seminar – One Central Park: Mark Giles, PTW Architects
12 Mar 2015 – Mark Giles, PTW Architects

Urban Regeneration Seminar – One Central Park: Matt Harding, Robert Bird Group
12 Mar 2015 – Matt Harding, Robert Bird Group

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Urban Regeneration Seminar – One Central Park: Mark Giles, PTW Architects
12 Mar 2015 – CTBUH Leader Presentations & Meetings; Mark Giles, PTW Architects
Mark Giles, Senior Associate, PTW Architects presents at the first CTBUH Australia Urban Regeneration Seminar on the completion of One Central Park, Sydney.
Urban Regeneration Seminar – One Central Park: Mark Giles, PTW Architects
12 Mar 2015 – CTBUH Leader Presentations & Meetings; Mark Giles, PTW Architects
After an introduction from John Flynn, the Australia Chairman, Mark Giles, a Senior Associate at PTW Architects presents at the first CTBUH Australia Urban Regeneration…
Urban Regeneration Seminar – One Central Park: Matt Harding, Robert Bird Group
12 Mar 2015 – CTBUH Leader Presentations & Meetings; Matt Harding, Robert Bird Group
Matt Harding, Principal, Robert Bird Group presents at the first CTBUH Australia Urban Regeneration Seminar on the structure of One Central Park, Sydney.
Urban Regeneration Seminar – One Central Park: Question and Answer
12 Mar 2015 – CTBUH Leader Presentations & Meetings; Presentation Questions & Answers
The Question and Answer session of the first CTBUH Australia Urban Regeneration Seminar on One Central Park, Sydney featured speakers: Mark Giles, Senior Associate, PTW…
Urban Regeneration Seminar – One Central Park: Robert Saidman, Arup
12 Mar 2015 – CTBUH Leader Presentations & Meetings; Robert Saidman, Arup
Robert Saidman, Principal, Arup presents at the first CTBUH Australia Urban Regeneration Seminar on the services of One Central Park, Sydney.
2014 Awards - Session 3 Q&A
6 Nov 2014 – CTBUH "13th Annual Awards"; Chair: Antony Wood, Executive Director, CTBUH
Thursday, 6th November 2014 Chicago, USA. Leslie Shepherd, Chief Architect, General Services Administration, James Cutler, Founding Partner, Cutler Anderson Architects,…
Best Tall Building Asia & Australasia: Tall, Green, and Generous: One Central Park
6 Nov 2014 – CTBUH "13th Annual Awards"; Michael Goldrick, Frasers Property; Bertram Beissel, Ateliers Jean Nouvel
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CTBUH 13th Annual Awards Dinner
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Interview: One Central Park
6 Nov 2014 – 2014 Awards Ceremony/Symposium Interviews; Michael Goldrick, Frasers Property; Bertram Beissel, Ateliers Jean Nouvel
Thursday 6th November 2014. Chicago, IL. Michael Goldrick, Frasers Property, and Bertram Beissel, Ateliers Jean Nouvel, are interviewed by Chris Bentley regarding the…
Monthly Video: One Central Park
6 Nov 2014 – Monthly Video Series; Michael Goldrick, Frasers Property; Bertram Beissel, Ateliers Jean Nouvel
Thursday 6th November 2014. Chicago, IL. Michael Goldrick, Frasers Property, and Bertram Beissel, Ateliers Jean Nouvel, are interviewed by Chris Bentley regarding the…

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Research Papers

Case Study: One Central Park, Sydney
6 Nov 2014 – CTBUH Journal, 2014 Issue IV