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13 NOVEMBER 2019  A global icon in Sydney, Arc by Crown Group, won three prestigious industry awards at the 2019 MBA awards at The Star Event Centre on Saturday night: Best Mixed Use Development, Best Use of Steel and Best Use of Bricks.

The 25-storey tower, Arc by Crown Group, was designed by internationally acclaimed Koichi Takada Architects. The building has become a true landmark development since it opened in 2018. Located at 161 Clarence Street in Sydney’s CBD, it offers 148 residential apartments, 73 serviced apartments, luxury five-star resort style facilities and a new retail and dining precinct.

Featuring a striking heritage-inspired street level rustic red brick façade and 59 gleaming white cathedral-like curved arches that envelop the tower’s rooftop lounge and garden, the unique building shapes Sydney’s skyline with a gentle and organic form. Crown Group’s signature resort-style facilities include an insta-worthy indoor heated swimming pool, spa, gym and rooftop garden with beautiful water feature and panoramic city views.

Designed to enrich and regenerate public amenity in the city, Crown Group has worked collaboratively to restore Skittle Lane, which was originally built in the 1800’s as a laneway to service the surrounding warehouses and also used as a bowling alley for sailors and soldiers. Using trachyte blocks, Crown Group repurposed Skittle Lane into a pedestrian and boutique retail thoroughfare with an eight-storey atrium linking King Street with Kent and Clarence Streets. Crown Group has added an archaeological display using the findings from its site works.

At ground-level, Arc by Crown Group’s modern retail precinct is home to Michi Izakaya & Ramen, Ministry of Coffee, Delicatessen by Pony Dining and Grew & Co Fine Jewellery with Meu Jardim by UES to open soon.

The Master Builders Association of NSW (MBA) has one of the state’s oldest and most comprehensive award programs, promoting excellence in construction, workmanship, innovation and dedication to the industry.

Crown Group Chief Operating Officer Pierre Abrahamse said, “The architects and builders showed incredible vision and skill in creating a building that became a real talking point for Sydney when it was under construction and when it was completed last year.

“The heritage-look brick façade and the glass-and-steel tower with its gleaming white arches required complex building techniques and a sophisticated skill set from Hutchinson Builders.

“The result was a building that stands out from any other new creations in Sydney. We are proud that Arc by Crown Group was able to set new parameters in building and create an eye-catching new attraction that its residents, guests and our teams are really thrilled to be a part of.”

Arc by Crown Group has won a number of industry and international architectural and construction awards for its innovative design and features. It recently won 2019 MBA’s best Commercial Pool and best Commercial spa awards, 2019 HIA-CSR Australian Housing Award Best Apartment Complex, Architecture MasterPrize, Architizer A+ Awards and 2019 UDIA’s NSW Awards for Excellence, Excellence in High-Density Development.

A limited selection of apartments in Arc by Crown Group are now selling. For more information or to visit our furnished display apartments please visit or call 1300 893 063.


Media Interviews

Crown Group Chief Operating Officer Pierre Abrahamse is available for interviews on request.

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Media Enquiries

Natasha Granath, PR & Communications Manager at Crown Group

(02) 8904 7051

Lina Guo, Communications Executive at Crown Group

(02) 9925 0088 or 0429 459 510


About Crown Group

Crown Group Holdings (Crown Group) is a leading Australian property group specialising in property development, property investment and serviced apartments. The company was co-founded by architect Mr. Iwan Sunito and engineer Mr. Paul Sathio with its first project in 1996.

Crown Group has successfully completed major developments in Sydney’s best locations including Bondi, Bondi Junction, Parramatta, Ashfield, Epping, Homebush, Newington, Pennant Hills and Rhodes and most recently the 25-storey Arc by Crown Group in Sydney CBD and 2017 Property Council of Australia’s Annual Property Congress’ one of the World’s Best Projects Infinity by Crown Group in Green Square.

Today, Crown Group boasts a portfolio of eight major projects under development and in the pipeline. It is currently developing three major projects in the Sydney area: the $500 million five tower precinct Mastery by Crown Group in Waterloo being developed with Mitsubishi Jisho Residence; Waterfall by Crown Group in Waterloo; and Eastlakes Live by Crown Group the most exciting new address in the Eastern Suburbs.

Crown Group launched SKYE Suites in Parramatta in August 2017 and SKYE Suites Sydney in October 2018. It is due to open SKYE Suites Green Square (Sydney) soon.



Crown Group has been awarded more than 30 high-profile industry awards including the UDIA NSW Awards for Excellence 2019 commendations for Arc and Mastery by Crown Group; 2018 Urban Development Institute of Australia (UDIA) NSW Best Mixed-Use Development and 2016 International Property Awards Best Residential High Rise Architecture Australia for V by Crown Group Parramatta; 2017 Property Council of Australia’s Annual Property Congress’ one of the World’s Best Projects for Infinity by Crown Group; 2017 Master Builders Association NSW Excellence in Construction Awards for Skye by Crown Group; 2015 International Property Awards Best Residential Development Australia for Arc by Crown Group; 2015 MBA NSW Excellence in Construction Awards for Viking by Crown Group Waterloo and 2014 UDIA NSW President’s award – considered one of the highest property development accolades in Australia – for the seven-tower, resort-style development Top Ryde City Living.

For the past two years, SKYE Suites Sydney won the Best Tech Hotel award and SKYE Suites Parramatta earned a Highly Commended for Best Serviced Apartment Property at the HM Awards 2018 & 2019.

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