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(Sydney, Australia) Wednesday August 8, 2018 – A Sydney-based property developer has won a prestigious industry design award for its innovative mixed-use development in Parramatta.

Crown Group was awarded the 2018 UDIA NSW Mixed-Use award for its 514-apartment tower V by Crown Group at the Annual Urban Development Institute of Australia (UDIA) NSW Awards for Excellence in Sydney on Friday night.

Crown Group Chairman and Group CEO Iwan Sunito said the prestigious award recognised the company’s dedication to create an iconic residential development for the site.

Positioned in the heart of Parramatta, and referred to by local media as Parramatta’s “Vertical Village” V by Crown Group includes a private pool, gym, sauna, conference facilities, music room, theatrette, library, state-of-the-art archaeological showcase and level-26 bar; plus a boutique hotel and ground level retail-and-dining plaza.

“This award is a recognition of the unique design of V by Crown Group, a development which reflects the past, present and the future,” Mr Sunito said.

Iwan, who is also an architect, has often expressed his desire to use innovative designs rather than to simply follow designs of the past.

“We strive to push the boundaries of conventional design, to create revolutionary breakthrough developments,” Mr Sunito said.

“After more than 20 years of growth, we continually strive to create award-winning architectural designs across Sydney’s skyline,” Mr Sunito added.

The Awards acknowledge the best in urban development across NSW and the ACT and winners are selected for their standout commitment to excellence in their category.

Designed by international architects Allen Jack + Cottier (AJ+C) in collaboration with the Japanese born architect, Koichi Takada, V by Crown Group includes two large V-shaped columns, each standing a striking three storeys tall; highlighting its main entrance on the corner of Macquarie and Marsden streets Parramatta.

The development involved the preservation of a number of key elements of Parramatta’s historical and cultural past, including the remains of a convict hut found during excavation and uniquely displayed for public view in a purpose-built display centre located on-site. Named the “The Philip Ruddock Heritage Centre,” the public showcase was officially opened to the public by NSW Premier Gladys Berejikilian along with Mayor of Hornsby and former member for Parramatta, Philip Ruddock and Crown Group CEO Iwan Sunito in December 2017.

V by Crown Group is also home to the first Skye Hotel Suites; Parramatta’s first five-star hotel offering 72 luxury suites catering for domestic and international visitors to Parramatta.

At ground-level, V by Crown Group’s modern retail precinct is home to Husk + Vine Restaurant and Bar, The Shed Café among other eateries and retail outlets.

V by Crown Group’s second tower was completed in 2017.


Media Interviews:

Crown Group Chairman and Group CEO Iwan Sunito is available for a limited number of interviews on request.

Editor’s Note

Images and video are available upon request including artist impressions, launch videos and computer- animated ‘fly-through’ footage of selected Crown Group developments.

Media Enquiries:
Kate Prideaux, General Manager of Communications & Public Relations

(02) 9925 0088 or 0401 863 436

Lina Guo, Communications Executive
(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.

Iwan Sunito graduated with Bachelor of Architecture (Hons) and Master of Construction Management from University of NSW. In 1993 Iwan became a Registered Architect in NSW and was awarded the UNSW Eric Daniels award for excellence in residential design.

Iwan was awarded an EY Entrepreneur of the Year Award 2013 and was also named Urban Taskforce Australia’s Property Person of the Year 2015.

Paul Sathio graduated with a Bachelor degree in Civil Engineering from University of Technology Sydney (UTS) and a Masters of Engineering Science from University of NSW. Paul has more than two decades’ experience in the construction and development industry.

Past and recent projects

Since the company was founded 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 28-storey V by Crown Group in Parramatta. Today, Crown Group boasts a large portfolio of projects under development and in the pipeline and is currently developing four major projects; Infinity by Crown Group in Green Square, a 25-storey residential tower Arc by Crown Group in the heart of Sydney, Waterfall by Crown Group in Waterloo and Eastlakes Live in Sydney’s Eastern Suburbs.


Crown Group has been awarded more than 20 high-profile industry awards including the 2016 International Property Awards Best Residential High Rise Architecture Australia for V by Crown Group Parramatta, 2015 Master Builders Australia (MBA) NSW Excellence in Construction Awards for Viking by Crown Group Waterloo and 2014 Urban Development Institute of Australia (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.

Top Ryde City Living was also named best High-Density Development in Australia at the UDIA awards for excellence 2014 and a Master Builders Association Excellence in Housing award 2013. Crown Group’s innovative, waterfront development Sanctum by Crown was awarded a Master Builders Association Excellence in Housing award 2012 and its hugely-successful ICON at Homebush was awarded HIA’s (Housing Industry Association) CSR Housing Awards 2007 Apartment Project of the Year.

Skye Hotel Suites

Crown Group launched its first Skye Hotel Suites in Parramatta in August 2017 with a second hotel to open in Sydney’s CBD in 2018.

Future launches

Crown Group will launch a new project in Sydney’s Waterloo in 2018.

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