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(Sydney, Australia) Tuesday January 3, 2017 – One of Australia’s top rooftop pools has opened in North Sydney in time for summer.

Perched 20 storeys above street level and offering spectacular views of North Sydney and Sydney Harbour, a stunning 25m infinity-edged rooftop pool has opened this month atop Crown Group’s latest residential development Skye by Crown Group.

Residents of the newly completed $200m tower were the first to enjoy a swim in the unique pool last week.

Inspired by the world’s best five-star hotel swimming pools such as the Marina Bay Sands Hotel in Singapore, the rooftop pool sits alongside a luxury residents’ gym and lounge and is fringed by an expansive timber deck and tropical plants.

Crown Group CEO Iwan Sunito said the infinity rooftop pool was one of many standout features of Skye by Crown Group, which had already become an architectural centrepiece of North Sydney

Designed by Koichi Takada Architects, the 242-apartment building features a grand foyer, 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.

“The completion of Skye by Crown Group is a milestone for Crown Group. This building will be a landmark development in North Sydney for decades to come.

“Skye by Crown Group has been an exceptional project from the start to finish, with a hugely successful sales launch and efficient timely construction.

“It is rare to find a wet-edge ‘infinity’ pool like this in a residential apartment building. Roof-top pools of this calibre are usually only found in top international hotels,” he said.

Construction of Skye by Crown Group was completed last month.

“The pool has already proven popular with residents and I’m pleased our residents are able to enjoy it for summer,” Mr Sunito added.

The pool itself sits 65 m above ground and holds 168 000 litres of water. It was built over three months using about 100 cubic metres of concrete and 28 cutting-edge “springs” forming part of sound-proofing to eliminate sound from the pool in apartments.

Skye by Crown Group has proven highly popular with buyers whom secured more than $100-million worth of apartments in the first week of sales and all apartments are now sold.

Architect Koichi Takada said he was pleased to see the building come to life.

“It is immensely satisfying to see Skye by Crown Group completed,” Mr Takada said.

“It was always our mission to create the feeling of visiting a beautiful five-star luxury resort on a remote island.

“We wanted to create something equally as beautiful as it was functional, like a sculpture you can live in,” he added.

Skye by Crown Group features three large penthouses, with sweeping curved staircases and outdoor terraces.

Crown Group was awarded the International Property Award for Best Development Marketing for Skye by Crown Group in 2014.

Mayor of North Sydney, Jilly Gibson, attended an official ground breaking ceremony in 2014 and this week welcomed the news of the completion of the building which would be home to hundreds of new North Sydney residents.

“More and more of our residents are embracing an apartment lifestyle.  A development of this calibre is a most welcomed addition to our thriving CBD,” Cr Gibson said.

Crown Group has established a reputation for architecturally unique, resort-style residential development and has been recognized with a number of top industry awards including the UDIA NSW President’s award, Master Builders Association Excellence in Construction award, UDIA National High Density Development award and UDIA NSW award for Concept Design.

Skye by Crown Group is located at 211-223 Pacific Highway.

For property buyers who missed out on an apartment at Skye by Crown Group the company has recently released new apartments at V by Crown Group in Parramatta and Oasis by Crown Group in Ashfield.

Crown Group will soon launch a new development in Waterloo; Waterfall by Crown Group.

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Media Interviews

Crown Group CEO Iwan Sunito and architect Koichi Takada are available for a limited number of interviews on request.


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Kate Prideaux, General Manager of Communications & Public Relations

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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 Viking by Crown, a 10-storey residential complex in Waterloo.

Today, Crown Group boasts a large portfolio of projects under development and in the pipeline and is currently developing five major projects; Infinity by Crown Group in Green Square, the 29-storey V by Crown Group in Parramatta, 20-storey Skye by Crown Group in North Sydney, the popular inner-west development Oasis by Crown Group and a 22-storey residential tower Arc by Crown Group in the heart of Sydney’s CBD.



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.

Future launches

Crown Group will launch an exciting new project in Waterloo in 2017.

The first Skye Hotel Suites will open in early 2017.


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