Architectural dream team teams up for Sydney project


Glenn Murcutt and Angelo Candalepas have been announced as designers for Central Element’s mixed-use development at 271 Elizabeth Street, Sydney.

The partnership with Murcutt Candalepas marks the first time the pair have been involved in a project together in the port city. The development includes 53 luxury residences and a ground floor retail district. Its parkside location will rival London’s No. 1 Grosvenor Square and New York’s Beckford House.

The design will channel the Anzac Memorial and subsequent work by Bruce Dellit through architectural windows and take into account the close proximity to Hyde Park.

“We are delighted to be working with Central Element to transform this iconic Elizabeth Street property at a time when Sydney’s status as a global city on the world stage continues to rise,” said Candalepas.

“Having the opportunity to design a development that takes the city into the future in terms of quality of life and lifestyle is extraordinary and comes with responsibility. We look forward to this project becoming an important part of Sydney’s future.”

Candalepas is known both nationally and internationally for his involvement in projects such as The Point in Pyrmont, The Surry on Elizabeth St, Thoma House, The Hellenic Club and the National Gallery of Australia. One of Australia’s most awarded architects and the only Australian to have won the Pritzker Architectural Prize, Murcutt has worked on many significant projects throughout his career and plans to share his philosophy of ‘touching the earth lightly through sensitive design’ 271 Elizabeth Street to express. his first project in the city of Sydney.

“Elizabeth Street is one of the main boulevards in the city. With a rare development opportunity to transform the site into a premium mixed-use building, we commissioned Glenn Murcutt and Angelo Candalepas, some of Australia’s most celebrated and important architects, to challenge design standards and redefine outstanding design in Sydney CBD.” , says Nathan Chivas, CEO of Central Element.

271 Elizabeth Street offers views of Hyde Park and St Mary’s Cathedral to the northeast, as well as the Royal Botanic Gardens and Sydney Harbour. The shape of the building is a clear contrast to the civil buildings in the west.

Central Element has submitted the development proposal for 271 Elizabeth Street. The developer hopes to start construction later this year.

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