July 30, 2013 – Crown Group’s Top Ryde City Living has been named the state’s best High Density Development at the Urban Development Institute of Australia (UDIA) NSW Awards for Excellence 2013.

Crown Group CEO Iwan Sunito accepted the award at annual UDIA NSW Awards held at Sydney’s Hilton Hotel on Friday July 26.

In addition to Top Ryde City Living’s award for best High Density Development, Crown Group took home the best Concept Design award for its Crown Prosha joint venture project Eastlakes Town Centre.

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

Mr Sunito said the award for best High Density Development recognizes the exceptional use of space and forward-thinking approach adopted at Top Ryde City Living.

Positioned on one of Sydney’s most spectacular vantage points above Top Ryde City Shopping Centre, Top Ryde City Living features expansive common facilities including a music room, library, media theatres, indoor and outdoor function areas, a children’s playground and a pool.

Residents enjoy panoramic views to the Blue Mountains, Chatswood, North Sydney and the Sydney CBD and The Sydney Harbour Bridge visible from many apartments and common viewing platforms.

“Top Ryde City Living was designed to take maximum advantage of the available space and views – and to utilize natural light and cross-ventilation in each apartment,” Mr Sunito said.

“The entire development – from the individual apartments and penthouses to the shared facilities – is testament to the expertise and skills of the development team.”

Crown Group was the only nominee to take home more than one award on the night.

Eastlakes Town Centre – a joint venture between Crown Group and Prosha Pty Ltd – was named best Concept Development Award, capturing the attention of the UDIA award judges for its design featuring a retail precinct at ground level and 428 residential units with construction proposed to commence in 2014.

Crown Group began construction of Top City Living in 2011 and more than 300 residents have already moved in.

Built above a fully-functioning shopping centre, Mr Sunito said Top Ryde City Living was a testament to Crown Group’s ability to create an outstanding community despite significant logistical challenges.

Located 11km from the Sydney CBD on Pope Street, Top Ryde City Living is close to shops, schools, a bus interchange and Macquarie University.

“Hundreds of residents have already moved in and are enjoying the convenient, easy lifestyle at Top Ryde City Living,” Mr Sunito said.  “Top Ryde City Living has a true community atmosphere.”

Viva by Crown – the  final release of apartments at Top Ryde City Living – will be launched in early-September 2013 with a brand-new display suite opening exclusively to people who have registered their interest on Saturday August 10.

Viva by Crown offers apartments in the final two buildings which are now under construction and will be completed in mid-2014.

Viva by Crown display suite is located at:

Shop 3019, Top Ryde City Shopping Centre
Corner of Devlin Street & Blaxland Road, Ryde
(Ground Floor next to the Post Office)

Viva by Crown display suite is open Monday to Saturday 9am – 5pm and Sunday 10am – 5pm.

Viva by Crown display suite is open by appointment only on Saturday August 10 and Sunday August 11.

To register your interest visit or phone 1800 882 160.

Media enquiries:

Kate Prideaux, Communications Manager

(02) 9925 0088 or 0401 863 436

About Crown Group

Crown International Holdings Group (Crown Group) is a leading Australian property group, active in property development and property investment in Sydney. The company was co-founded by architect Mr Iwan Sunito and engineer Mr Paul Sathio in 1996.

Iwan Sunito graduated with Bachelor of Architecture (Hons) and Master of Construction of 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.

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.

Crown Group was awarded the Master Builders Association Excellence in Housing award 2012 for its innovative, waterfront development Sanctum by Crown and in 2007 was awarded the HIA (Housing Industry Association) CSR Housing Awards 2007 Apartment Project of the Year for the hugely-successful ICON at Homebush.

Today, Crown Group has grown to become one of Australia’s leading property development companies and today boasts a $3 billion portfolio of projects under development and in the pipeline.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.

Crown Group is currently developing four major projects, Top Ryde City Living, a seven tower development in Top Ryde, Viking by Crown, a 10-storey residential complex in Waterloo, V by Crown, a 27-storey residential tower in Parramatta and Skye by Crown a 20-storey development in North Sydney launched in June 2013.

Crown group will launch Viva by Crown, the final stage of Top Ryde City Living, in September 2013.

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