Connor at Central Park was awarded to Smart Design Studio as the successful winner of a design-excellence competition. It is the latest apartment building within the former Carlton United Brewery precinct, and encompasses urban design, architecture and interiors. This 13 storey development consists of 178 apartments which capitalise on expansive views of Sydney and Chippendale Green. Retail and residential common areas at ground floor continue the vision for an active urban precinct. Taking inspiration from the local architecture, Connor is clad in a warmly reflective rich copper colour and lenticular fins; a dramatically different building well-suited to its prime position.
A new brushed copper composite-aluminium material will be used to clad the facade of the building. Its warm hue blends with the brick buildings of Chippendale and the heritage-listed “The Brewery Yard” adjacent. A brushed semi-gloss finish will reflect the surrounding ambient light and sky and in turn animate the building.
SMART DESIGN STUDIO ARCHITECTURE FROM THE INSIDE OUT