GardenDrumLEAF Awards 2014

LEAF Award One Central Park Sydney Best Sustainable and Overall winner

One Central Park. Photo LEAF

The LEAF awards for innovative architecture have just been announced in Düsseldorf/Neuss and the Overall Winner is One Central Park in Sydney. Already a much-loved and admired building by locals, the way it incorporates plants into its overall design is a big reason for its popularity.

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LEAF Award – Best Sustainable and Overall winner to One Central Park Sydney. Photo courtesy LEAF

LEAF (Leading European Architects Forum) gives annual awards to projects from around the world in a broad range of categories from individual houses to multi-storey commercial buildings and also interior fit-outs.

One Central Park, designed by Ateliers Jean Nouvel and PTW Architects, also won Best Sustainable Development of the Year.

A 3-bedroom apartment in the complex will set you back a cool AUD $3 million, or you could always rent a 1 bedroom apartment (no parking) from AUD$600 per week.

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LEAF Award – Best Sustainable and Overall winner to One Central Park Sydney. Photo courtesy LEAF

 

 

 

 

One Central Park Sydney features one of the world’s tallest vertical gardens (150m high) designed by Patrick Blanc, a living tapestry that cloaks part of the building. But there’s more – a huge roof garden (above) and vines that are wreathing their way across and up much of the building, giving it a unique, jungle-covered look despite its very shiny and modern facade.

More from Angus Stewart on One Central Park.

 

 

 

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