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Alexander, Barangaroo South

The Alexander building marked the south-west corner of the Barangaroo development. It celebrated Sydney’s unique harbour side setting and mediated between the traditional scale of the Sydney waterfront and the high-rise commercial towers to the east.

The building had an active lofty 6m high ground floor with four distinctive apartment lobbies facing Globe Street amongst retail and food outlets which are orientated to the active promenade waterfront and created private living in a public place.

All apartments were designed to optimise the attractive views to Darling Harbour with living rooms opening to generous balconies. The two storey rooftop apartments had private roof gardens while a communal roof provided amenity to all apartments.

The façade of the building consisted of a permeable operable shutter system, articulated by planting elements which created the counterpoint to the facade. With two-thirds of the apartments cross ventilated and excellent solar access the apartments are an exemplar of sustainable design and have an important role which created architectural richness and diversity at Barangaroo.


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View from Darling Harbour
Rooftop Garden
Aerial view of rootop garden


Gadigal Country, Barangaroo, Sydney, NSW, Australia




Barangaroo South

2019 The Chicago Athenaeum: Museum of Architecture and Design and The European Centre for Architecture Art Design and Urban Studies – The International Architecture Award

2019 Good Design Awards - Architectural Urban

2018 Property Council of Australia / Rider Levett Bucknall Innovation & Excellence Awards – Best Sustainable Development – New Buildings

2018 UDIA - President’s Award

2016 UDIA Excellence in High-Density Development

2016 Urban Taskforce Development Excellence Awards, Medium Rise – City Apartments Development

The Streets of Barangaroo (NSW)

2019 Property Council of Australia / Rider Levett Bucknall Innovation & Excellence Awards – Best Shopping Centre Development