After being shortlisted last year in the category Residential Architecture – Multiple Housing Award in the Australian Institute of Architects NSW Architecture Awards, the architects behind Sydney Olympic Park’s Boomerang Tower – Bates Smart – have scored a win.
In celebration of the state’s best architecture, a total of 41 awards, comprising named awards and architecture awards, and 32 commendations, were presented across 13 categories. Held on the evening of Friday 3 July, the NSW Chapter of the Australian Institute of Architects livestreamed the awards presentation, allowing the public to freely join what is normally a members-only event.
Bates Smart won an award in the category of Residential Architecture – Multiple Housing for Boomerang Tower on Olympic Drive.
The tower is another step in the urbanisation of Sydney Olympic Park’s town centre, combining a seven-storey podium of retail, office, and above ground parking with an elegant 32-storey residential tower. The design creates two distinct podium buildings by splitting the site with a through-site link. Above the southern podium, the residential tower provides 100% of apartments with 2 hours solar access in midwinter and panoramic views of the Bicentennial Parklands, Homebush Bay and the Sydney CBD.
Every apartment in Boomerang Tower has a North or North East orientation. This ensures that each apartment achieves sunshine throughout the year including during the winter solstice.