Architectus-designed community reaches completion | architecture design


Architectus, along with Cbus Property, Hutchinson Builders and Arcadia Landscape Architecture, are celebrating the completion of The Langston, a 462-unit mixed-use skyscraper in Epping, north-west Sydney.

In addition to the apartments, the district includes a two-story retail podium and an adjacent 2,750-square-foot vibrant central public plaza. Architectus studied the wind patterns and sight lines when constructing the building, resulting in the floor panels of each tower (Langston Tower, Central and Oasis) resembling the shape of a pebble. The 22nd floor of the Central Tower features a sky lounge and dining space, as well as podium-level gardens, a wellness hub, a co-working space and a 20-metre pool.

“The Langston sets a new standard for Sydney North West apartment living, with striking architecture complemented by world-class lifestyle amenities,” says Architectus Principal Farhad Haidari.

“Rich hospitality, retail, social and wellness facilities are typically the domain of luxury housing projects within the CBD. Our design offers residents that convenience and an unparalleled suburban lifestyle. To top it off, the apartments are oriented to take advantage of the exceptional 360 degree views of the Sydney skyline and Blue Mountains.

“It was a privilege to work on the design of such an important architectural project.”

The interior design by Architectus, led by Senior Associate Madeleine Joyce, reflects the building’s exterior form with gentle curves in horizontal and vertical planes. The experience is apparent from the moment residents enter the lobby to see a sculpted staircase, joinery design, and furniture choices that mimic curved shapes throughout.

“We wanted both residents and visitors to feel a part of the suite of spaces provided at The Langston. These are places to live, work, play and entertain, but with a sense of home,” says Joyce.

“One of the many highlights of this development is the beautifully crafted curved ceiling in the residents’ lounge and show kitchen, with these spaces seamlessly connecting to an entertaining terrace that offers spectacular views across Sydney.”

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Arcadia’s handling of landscape architecture has resulted in a premier public destination for the local community, adjacent to a 2,100-square-foot retail district. The area forms an important pedestrian connection between the retail-oriented city center and the residential area to the east with the Eppingen train station as a link.

“Connecting to a community is essential for new residents, so we made sure they had seamless access to the built form’s common spaces, including co-working space, a gym and children’s center, offsite workspaces and other amenities , which are scattered around the garden areas such as the BBQ, pool, playground and quiet corners,” says Arcadia Director Alex Longley.

“The site is on the Epping ridgeline, 18km from Sydney CBD and has a strong peripheral connection to its native bushland, framed by two major vegetation corridors. The landscape design attempts to borrow the character of the distant bushland landscape and brings its qualities to the heart of this development.”

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