Bathurst 60, accommodating 152 hotel rooms, 95 apartments and 230m2 of function rooms and food and beverage facilities, is Australia’s tallest brick building. This competition-winning scheme balances the amenity of the accommodation offerings with the demands of this site and consolidates a complex puzzle into a remarkably simple and clear proposition. This takes the form of four brick blocks that on the lower portion align the predominant street walls and of Bathurst and Sussex Street and on the upper portion step back to align with the other towers of Sydney’s CBD
Apartment interiors adopt a simple and classic design aesthetic with warm, chevron timber floors and white marble surfaces reminiscent of a Parisian apartment. The sparkle of bronze mirror and gold trims against soft, white joinery provide a contemporary contrast. Each detail has been carefully considered to create a space which feels effortlessly elegant.
The building form reads as a series of boxes assembled from the finer scales of the surrounding architecture. The luxurious hotel rooms are cleverly designed to create privacy, sustainability and light optimisation. The central atrium offers a place for socialising and acts as an organising element within the building. Our design includes a host of shared assets that tangibly distinguish the building from others and provide private relief from its surroundings.
Our design for 60 Bathurst created opportunities out of its challenges. Great architecture (with great creativity) provides a toolkit to build spaces that have integrity, authenticity and solutions for how to live.
60 Bathurst is about Urban Life: the celebration of this site’s urbanity as well as quality living. The in depth urban response and quality of public and private spaces make 60 Bathurst an exceptional place to live, work and experience.
SMART DESIGN STUDIO ARCHITECTURE FROM THE INSIDE OUT