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15 September 2017

Fender Katsalidis wins Parramatta Tower Design Competition

By By Arney Fender Katsalidis

Fender Katsalidis' Parramatta Tower design

Fender Katsalidis's winning Parramatta Tower design

Sister studio Fender Katsalidis, wins Parramatta Tower Design Competition 

Fender Katsalidis' design, draws its inspiration from the nearby Parramatta River, has been selected for GPT Group’s 26,000 square metre office tower at 32 Smith Street, Parramatta.

A Parramatta City Council Design Competition jury chose the design, which will feature a ground level ‘urban room’ event space, an elevated podium terrace facing the Parramatta River and a tree covered sky deck with panoramic views.

Principal at Fender Katsalidis, Mark Curzon, said: 

“We are incredibly proud to have won this important design competition. This amazing project will redefine office design in Parramatta, setting a new benchmark for workplace design, sustainability and public benefit, in a beautiful way.”

The design approach for 32 Smith St can be distilled down to several key elements. These elements strive to deliver a compelling urban response to the surrounding context, recognising the sites gateway responsibilities, connecting the city to the river and uniting the existing street wall into one cohesive, dynamic public realm and commercial environment.

Director Rob Mirams added:

“We have been working in Parramatta for some time and it is great news that GPT has the foresight to commit to a project of design excellence for this important site,” .

Construction on 32 Smith Street is planned to commence by mid-2018 with project completion in 2020.