(Sydney, Australia) Monday November 6, 2017 – A North Sydney apartment tower built by a leading Australian developer has been awarded a top prize at the 2017 Master Builders Association (MBA) NSW Excellence in Construction Awards.
Skye by Crown Group, a project by multi-award winning Australian developer Crown Group was named the winner of the “Residential and Mixed-use Development Buildings, Open Price category” award at the awards night held at Sydney’s The Star on Saturday night.
Designed by world-renowned Japanese-Australian architect Koichi Takada, the 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.
Crown Group Chairman and Group CEO Iwan Sunito said the prestigious MBA Excellence in Construction 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 prize.
The building features many elements which set it apart from other new developments in the area, he said.
“Crown Group’s vision for Skye by Crown Group was to create an icon in Sydney for decades to come,” Mr Sunito said.
“This award is a testament to Crown Group’s desire to create unique developments which will stand the test of time,” he said.
Located in North Sydney, Skye by Crown Group aims to provide its residents a mixed-use urban lifestyle.
The iconic high-rise building features a pedestrian through-site link providing a public access between Pacific Highway and Angelo Street and a curved vertical ‘veil’ enveloping the building’s exterior.
“When we launched Skye by Crown Group in 2013 I envisioned it would become a vibrant architectural sculpture in North Sydney home to more than one hundred new residents, and today that vision is a reality,” Mr Sunito said.
“Skye by Crown Group has been an exceptional project from the start to finish, from its hugely successful sales launch through to completion,” he added.
Judged by an expert industry panel, winners were selected based on quality of finished construction, degree of difficulty in construction, materials used, environmental and safety protocols, outcomes achieved and benefits to the community.
The infinity rooftop pool was also one of many standout features of Skye by Crown Group, which had already become an architectural centrepiece of North Sydney, said Mr Sunito.
Inspired by the world’s best five-star hotel swimming pools such as the Marina Bay Sands Hotel in Singapore, the 25m rooftop pool sits alongside a luxury residents’ gym and lounge and is fringed by an expansive timber deck and tropical plants.
Skye by Crown Group is located at 211-223 Pacific Highway at North Sydney, close to shops, transport and major employment hubs.
Construction of Skye by Crown Group was completed in 2016.
Crown Group is now offering a premium selection of one, two and three-bedroom apartments at its latest development in Waterloo, Waterfall by Crown Group priced from $702,000 – $1,716,000.
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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.
In recent years Iwan received a number of awards including Indonesia’s Property & Bank Magazine Golden Leadership Award 2013, the 2013 Congress of Indonesian Diaspora Entrepreneur award and named a winner in the 2013 Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Awards. Iwan Sunito was also named Urban Taskforce Australia’s 2015 Property Person of the Year.
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 Skye by Crown Group in North Sydney. Today, Crown Group boasts a large portfolio of projects under development and in the pipeline and is currently developing three major projects; Infinity by Crown Group in Green Square, Arc by Crown Group in the heart of Sydney and Waterfall by Crown Group in Waterloo.
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 CBD in mid-2018.
Crown Group will launch new projects in Sydney’s Eastern Suburbs and Melbourne in 2018.
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