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One Circular Quay: A New Development Heralds a New Icon for Sydney

Luxury private residences, a five star hotel and premium public art space combine to deliver an unprecedented level of luxury

Nov 10, 2017 | By Andrea Sim

With several successful highlights from global property developer, the Wanda Group, One Circular Quay is the newest iconic residences under its wings with other properties including New York’s One Hundred East Fifty Third and One57, London’s One Hyde Park and Chelsea Barracks, Hong Kong’s Opus and 39 Conduit Road and Singapore’s The Marq and Le Nouvel Ardmore.

One Circular Quay situated in Sydney, Australia is a mixed-use development, which is just a stone’s throw away from the famous Sydney Harbour and a close proximity to popular attractions such as the Opera House, the Museum of Contemporary Art Australia, the luxury high-end retails and fine-dining within the precincts.

Formerly a site for first European settlement in Australia, Circular Quay has been redeveloped into gateway buildings to provide modern living for all in a cosmopolitan city.

Developed by Wanda One Sydney, One Circular Quay high-rise residential towers will sit on No. 1 Alfred Street, with “design reflecting the rarity and exclusivity of the offering of the most desirable luxury residential location in Sydney,” enthused Kerry Hill AO, Founder, Kerry Hill Architects.

The mega project will be led by Sydney-based PTW Architects and the 28-storey Wanda Vista Hotel tower will be designed by Australia’s Crone Architects, in partnership with Japan’s leading architects Kengo Kuma & Associates from Tokyo.

One Circular Quay is set to transform the city’s skyline and mark another historically significant age of luxury residences and accommodations.The design for the residential tower will be fulfilled by world-renowned architecture firm Kerry Hill Architects.

The enviable asset will be built facing northeast to provide home owners swooping views due to its location and the leisurely surroundings to facilitate a serene and tranquil lifestyle.

When completed in approximately mid-2022, One Circular Quay will consist of two high adjacent towers constructed using sandstone and glass. The first will include a 59 storey residential tower with 190 apartment units. The second will see a 28 storey high-rise building, incorporating the first 5-star, 181 key Wanda Vista Hotel. The base of two towers will feature a 518 sqm area public space to serve boutique high-end luxury retail and public art spaces.

“The elegant, glass facade of the tower, allowing residents light-filled interiors, together with the timelessly elegant interiors using the finest materials and specifications.” – Michael Purefoy, Global Head of Sales & Marketing, Wanda International Projects.

With a total number of 190 truly unique residences, the residence’s interiors, too, carries a serene and opulent environment to match the elaborate architectural style that bespeak a thoughtfulness behind what would make up a lifestyle that facilitates a social and luxurious living.

Tasteful colours of champagne, chocolates and creams are chosen to accentuate with gold, bronze, marble and finely crafted timbers to help define the way the house looks and feel. The well placed floor-to-ceiling windows offer residents maximum comfort, allowing the amount of natural sunlight that a room receives from the outside to harmonise with the colours used on walls, floors and furnishings.

One Circular Quay residence is targeted to be completed approximately in mid-2022, with CBRE as the global selling agent and the sales gallery for One Circular Quay residences will debut this month.

In addition to Sydney’s iconic new development, the Wanda Group is expanding its international portfolio to include luxury mixed-use developments across world-class cities such as London’s One Nine Elms; Beverly Hills’ One Beverly Hills; Chicago’s Vista Tower; and Istanbul’s Wanda Vista Istanbul; as well as The Jewel Residences on Australia’s Gold Coast.


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About Wanda

Wanda Group was established in 1988 and has developed into a conglomerate of commercial properties, culture, Internet and finance. It ranked 385th on the Fortune Global 500 List in 2015. Wanda Group aims to become a world-class multinational corporation with assets of S$200 billion, market capitalisation of US$200 billion, revenue of US$100 billion and net profits of US$10 billion.

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