Smart Design Studio - Sydney Architects

60 Bathurst

Smart Design Studio’s winning design, for the Sussex 286 Design Excellence Competition, focuses on the interplay between Sydney’s historic foundations and the urban reactivation of the site. The design appropriates the surrounding fabric of the city to create a new brick building with handsome proportions, minimal detailing and distinctive style.

This 27-storey building is divided into residential tower and hotel podium including a 5-Star Crowne Plaza hotel with 147 boutique inner city hotel rooms, ground floor restaurant, retail and shared facilities.




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.

The design for 60 Bathurst creates 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 will make 60 Bathurst an exceptional place to live, work and experience.



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