adrian smith + gordon gill: crown hotel sydney proposal for barangaroo
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may 08, 2013
adrian smith + gordon gill: crown hotel sydney proposal for barangaroo


‘crown hotel sydney proposal’ by adrian smith + gordon gill architecture, sydney, australia
image © adrian smith + gordon gill architecture
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the final proposal in the competition to design the symbolic new ‘crown hotel‘ in sydney continues an exploration in marine themes to inform the
overall form and performance of the building. designed by chicago and beijing-based studio adrian smith + gordon gill architects, the proposal explores
the nautilus curve and the natural architecture of the seashell. the vertical structure contains a continuous backbone along the seaside from which bays
following the golden proportion contain the hotel and commercial spaces. along the back side, bands delineating each floor weave in and out of each
other creating crevices for exterior patios. the ground level contains an exposed structure and various levels of transparency, exposing the public spaces
and retail functions to a designed plaza and park along the water’s edge. the project is by far the largest of the three, making a distinct statement
within the urban context.

 

 


elevation in context
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backside with exterior patios
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ground level public spaces
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reflecting pool and plaza
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site
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concept
image © adrian smith + gordon gill architecture

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