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(Sydney, Australia) Tuesday November 6, 2018 – Leading Australian developer Crown Group has been awarded top prizes at the 2018 HIA-CSR NSW Housing and Kitchen & Bathroom Awards on Saturday night.

The multi-award winning Australian developer Crown Group was named the winner of the HIA NSW Apartment Complex over 10 storeys partnered by Miele and HIA NSW Outdoor Project partnered by Amber Tiles during an event on Saturday 20 October.

The Sydney based developer Crown Group’s North Sydney apartment tower, Skye by Crown Group, has achieved one of the highest honors within the residential building industry.

The housing industry association (HIA) is the peak industry association for the Australian residential housing industry, promoting industry standards to new heights.

Crown Group Chief Operation Officer Pierre Abrahamse said the HIA-CSR NSW Housing and Kitchen & Bathroom Awards are among the industry’s most prestigious awards, and Crown Group was thrilled to see Skye by Crown Group recognised as the winner of the top prizes.“The prestigious awards recognise the hard work and dedication of Crown Group in striving for excellence through the design and innovation,” said Mr. Abrahamse.

“It is a testament to Crown Group’s outstanding achievement in workmanship in terms of residential building construction,” he added.

Designed by world-renowned Japanese-Australian architect Koichi Takada. This 20-storey building features 242 apartments, an expansive foyer, ground-floor retail outlets, a top-floor gym and infinity-edged rooftop pool with stunning views over North Sydney.

As one of many standout features, the infinity rooftop pool become an architectural centrepiece of North Sydney. Inspired by the world’s best five-star hotel swimming pools such as the Marina Bay Sands Hotel in Singapore, the 25m infinity rooftop pool sits alongside a luxury residents’ gym and lounge and is fringed by an expansive timber deck and tropical plants.

“The project was well designed with consideration in all apartments to make the most of the views, natural light and ventilation. The rooftop infinity pool, gym and communal areas provided an outdoor escape for inner city living. The Skyedeck delivers both a beautiful and functional communal space with the infinity pool, lounge and outdoor areas providing resort style luxury which makes the most of the Sydney skyline,” judges said.

Skye by Crown Group provides its residents a mixed-use urban lifestyle. It is conveniently located at 211-223 Pacific Highway at North Sydney, close to transport, shops and major employment hubs, with construction completed in 2016.

“With Skye by Crown Group, we were to create a global icon in Sydney for decades to come,” Mr. Abrahamse said, “and today we are happy to see that vision now become a reality.”

Crown Group is now offering a premium selection of studio, one, two, three-bedroom apartments and penthouses at its latest development in Waterloo, Mastery by Crown Group.

Located at 48 O’Dea Avenue Waterloo, this development will comprise 384 luxury apartments, resort-style residents amenities including an infinity-edge cantilevered rooftop pool, gym and community room and a ground-floor retail precinct comprising a mix of restaurants, cafes and shops.

Mastery by Crown Group consists five buildings; the tallest is a 20-storey tower “stacked forest” designed by world-renowned Japanese architect Kengo Kuma and Associates. The remaining four buildings include three designed by award-winning Koichi Takada Architects and one by Sydney-based architects Silvester Fuller.

With construction scheduled for completion in 2021, apartment sales for Mastery by Crown Group will begin on November 17 with a display centre now opens 7 days, 10am to 4pm located at 30-36 O’Dea Avenue, Waterloo.

A collection of premium apartments in Mastery by Crown Group is now available for sale priced from $595,000.

For more information or to register interest, prospective buyers can visit


Media Interviews

Crown Group Chief Operation Officer Pierre Abrahamse is available for a limited number of interviews on request.

Editor’s Note

Project preview video and images can be found in Dropbox using this link 

Other images and video are available upon request including artist impressions, photographs of display apartments and computer-animated ‘fly-through’ footage of selected Crown Group developments.

Media Enquiries:

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.

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 2018 UDIA NSW Best Mixed-Use Development 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.

Skye Hotel Suites

Crown Group launched its first Skye Hotel Suites in Parramatta in August 2017 with a second hotel opened in Sydney’s CBD on 18 October 2018.

Future launches

Crown Group will launch its next project in West End Brisbane in 2019.

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