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One Central Park / Ateliers Jean Nouvel

  • 01:00 - 25 September, 2014
One Central Park / Ateliers Jean Nouvel
One Central Park / Ateliers Jean Nouvel , Images courtesy of Frasers Property Australia and Sekisui House Australia. Image © Murray Fredericks
Images courtesy of Frasers Property Australia and Sekisui House Australia. Image © Murray Fredericks

Images courtesy of Frasers Property Australia and Sekisui House Australia. Image © Simon Wood Images courtesy of Frasers Property Australia and Sekisui House Australia. Image © Murray Fredericks Images courtesy of Frasers Property Australia and Sekisui House Australia. Image © Murray Fredericks Images courtesy of Frasers Property Australia and Sekisui House Australia. Image © Simon Wood +20

Concept
Concept

From the architect. One Central Park offered Nouvel and Blanc a canvas of an entirely new scale. Here they built an integrated experience for living in harmony with the natural world.

Images courtesy of Frasers Property Australia and Sekisui House Australia. Image © John Gollings
Images courtesy of Frasers Property Australia and Sekisui House Australia. Image © John Gollings

The public park at the heart of the precinct climbs the side of the floor-to-ceiling glass towers to form a lush 21st century canopy. Using 250 species of Australian flowers and plants, the buds and blooms of the vegetation form a musical composition on the façade. Vines and leafy foliage spring out between floors and provide the perfect frame for Sydney’s skyline.

Images courtesy of Frasers Property Australia and Sekisui House Australia. Image © Murray Fredericks
Images courtesy of Frasers Property Australia and Sekisui House Australia. Image © Murray Fredericks

The Gardens

Just like Central Park New York, the 64,000 sqm park is a lush tranquil meeting place where you can unwind and relax with friends and family. Wander or cycle through its tranquil groves or simply sit on the lawns for informal al fresco dining. There are also chessboards and an open-air cinema, as well as occasional markets and music festivals.

Section
Section

Cantilever & Heliostat

A hovering cantilever crowns the pinnacle of One Central Park. This contains the tower’s most luxurious penthouses.

Images courtesy of Frasers Property Australia and Sekisui House Australia. Image © Simon Wood
Images courtesy of Frasers Property Australia and Sekisui House Australia. Image © Simon Wood

Here there are a beguiling assembly of motorised mirrors that capture sunlight, and direct the rays down onto Central Park’s gardens. After dark the structure is a canvas for leading light artist Yann Kersalé’s LED art installation that carves a shimmering firework of movement in the sky. This brings a new starlit architectural shape to the One Central Park design. 

Images courtesy of Frasers Property Australia and Sekisui House Australia. Image © Simon Wood
Images courtesy of Frasers Property Australia and Sekisui House Australia. Image © Simon Wood
Location to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Cite: "One Central Park / Ateliers Jean Nouvel " 25 Sep 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed . <http://www.archdaily.com/551329/one-central-park-jean-nouvel-patrick-blanc/>
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12 Comments

Lisa Montanari · March 02, 2015

i've been there. It's amazing!!!

Gyutak Kim · December 26, 2014

Someday I want to do this work.

A Beaz · October 07, 2014

This is great. I very good example of Biophilic design at an urban/city scale.

The Truth · September 30, 2014

I have never seen a positive comment on archdaily.
"If i was the architect ..." (snooty know it all voice)

Jebidiah · September 30, 2014 04:04 AM

I like it!

mike kane · September 29, 2014

the Australian version of the movie 'Elysium'.

Eric in Colorado · September 26, 2014

How does one "live in harmony with the natural world" 190 feet above the ground????

The Silent Majority · September 26, 2014

I'd like to see how long the tenants foot the maintenance bill. From green to brown. Just like that salad I ate today...

MikeDLA · January 14, 2016 07:16 PM

A year later the gardens still look brand new. Lush. Green.

BoMo · September 26, 2014

It says this article has 5 comments? But where are the other four comments? Worst comments section ever!

MikeDLA · January 14, 2016 07:17 PM

Exaggerate much?

Victor · September 26, 2014

Why take the time and effort to find a good solution for a project, when you can just make a proposal and then fix problems adding mirrors and justify it with a light installation? Not to talk about the 'ecosystem' So sad architecture has gotten to this point where everything seems to be ok

WhatALoad · September 26, 2014

Don't show us any interiors. I don't want to know if that crazy idea worked. Thats why I clicked on the story, to not find the relevant information to the project.

shaimon · September 26, 2014

The idea with mirrors for cities is actually quite good. (chicago...)
but i really don´t like the fact architects feel the need to get ever more sculptural (ugly) instead of incorporating beautyfull design (golden cut, a general feeling of proportion...).
You couldn´t build an ugly car and boost your portfolio.

Sudar Khadka · September 26, 2014

can we call this a perfect example of greenwashing?

Ben · October 01, 2014 08:07 PM

Total greenwashing

LLL · September 26, 2014 12:14 PM

Good thing or bad thing?

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