Wanda's One Circular Quay has 2020 completion date

Wanda's One Circular Quay has 2020 completion date
Wanda's One Circular Quay has 2020 completion date

Chinese developer Wanda has unveiled its $1 billion Sydney harbour-front hotel and apartment tower, One Circular Quay.

The new 60-storey glass and stone residential building has been designed by Kerry Hill Architects.

The Crone Architects and Kengo Kuma Architects-designed five-star hotel will have 28 levels and just 181 rooms.

Wanda International Projects global head of sales and marketing Michael Purefoy said the hotel doors are expected to open in November 2020.

The apartment sales would start this year.

"I think this is a project that is going to generate interest from a global base,” he told The Australian.

The Circular Quay skyline is to be re-imagined with the creation of the five star Wanda hotel, following a collaboration between Australian architecture firm CRONE and Kengo Kuma & Associates to win an international design excellence competition.

It is part of Dalian Wanda’s $1 billion redevelopment of Gold Fields House at 1 Alfred Street, Circular Quay.

The residential tower uses sandstone, green walls and large windows framing views towards the harbour.

“We are extremely proud to be involved with Wanda’s ambitious reimagining of this prominent site in Sydney, working alongside our colleagues in Japan,” commented CRONE design director Sandra Furtado, who led the design team in Sydney. 

“The Tokyo and Sydney teams worked very hard to make this a true design collaboration, and both firms are delighted with the opportunity to work together, as part of a wider team to deliver Wanda’s vision,” she said.

“Our design aspirations for the Wanda Vista hotel required the crafting of a building with a distinct identity, while being mindful of numerous site constraints, the client’s ambition, as well as the City of Sydney’s plans for the surrounding Alfred-Pitt-Dalley-George precinct.”

The hotel’s five star features include a welcoming lobby which extends visually onto Herald Square, a 300-person grand ballroom with views of Sydney Harbour, two levels of restaurants and a rooftop bar with outdoor areas.

“This is a truly international project, giving us a chance to work with our friends in Australia to offer high-quality design for the City of Sydney. We look forward to Dalian Wanda’s intent to work with us to hone the city’s vision and give something great to residents and visitors alike,” added Kengo Kuma.

Architecture Sydney Harbour

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