One Central Park is already a prominent building.  Imagine when it is all green.

One Central Park is already a prominent building. Imagine when it is all green.

Looking upwards from Broadway.

Looking upwards from Broadway.  

I am in love with this development.  Drive up Broadway towards the city & your eye is drawn to this building.  I think this is an exciting development for Sydney.

One Central Park is the world’s tallest vertical garden comprising of 21 panels.  These panels contain 30,000 shrubs & 70,000 plants, made up from a selection of 360 plant species.  Hibiscus, Olive & New Zealand Christmas trees are growing on the sky garden, while the cantilevered heliostat reflects light to the gardens below.

The 5.8-hectare complex will have 2,000 apartments spread over eleven buildings.  There will be 75,000 square metres of retail outlets & office space, as well as terraces & laneways.   The property will include a massive 6,400 square metre public park called ‘Chippendale Green.’

If there has to be high-rise, make sure the buildings improve livability.  Ensure these buildings enrich the neighbourhood.  Insist that developments are sustainable & have ample green space.  Make certain they do not become the ghettos of the future.  One Central Park is doing all of this & more.

“…… suddenly you will find yourself in a place where you are not near cars, where you can only hear voices, and there are chairs, benches, trees and flowers.  If you are working and living in the city, you need these breaks.” ~ Jeppe Aagaard Anderson, Landscape Architect & co-creator of the parks & landscapes at Central Park.

A closer look.

A closer look.  Sorry, these are not good photographs.  I was a passenger in a moving car.

Vertical gardens that still have more growing to do.  I am impressed that all the street trees were saved.

Vertical gardens that still have more growing to do. I am impressed that all the street trees were saved.

A closer look at the mirrors.

A closer look at the mirrors.

Another angle.

Another angle.

They have even included colourful plants.

They have even included colourful plants.  These look to be red Begonias, almost a signature plant around the CBD & Glebe in hanging baskets installed by City of Sydney Council.

Looking west.

Looking west.  SHINE is quite appropriate.

The old Brewery building is being restored.

The old Brewery is being restored.  Underground street lights will allow decent sized street trees.  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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