One Central Park

One Central Park is an architectural collaboration between Ateliers Jean Nouvel and PTW Architects located in Sydney’s downtown.

This high profile project on the former Carlton United Brewery site, is the first stage of the Central Park development. One Central Park provides two residential towers and a lower retail centre addressing the site’s Broadway frontage. The building is veiled by a combination of green walls, designed by Patrick Blanc as well as green facades for each residence, the planting for which has been developed by ASPECT | OCULUS as a joint venture.

ASPECT | OCULUS were engaged in early 2010 to develop the initial concept designs for the facades, as well the internal foyer for Block 5, sunken courtyard and atrium planting for Block 2. Being the largest green facade in Australia, this project has considerable microclimatic challenges. The planting design and technical development was tested through a rigorous process to ensure planting success. For the facades, a wind speed and sun/shade analysis was modelled to determine plant suitability. For the foyer and atrium, light lux levels were recorded to determine hardest planting for low level light.

Frasers Property Australia and Sekisui House Australia / Watpac
Design Development, Construction Services
Chippendale, Sydney, NSW, Australia
ASPECT | OCULUS, Chris Isedale (Design Manager – Watpac), Ateliers Jean Nouvel, PTW Architects, SESL, Hydroplan, Andreasens Green, Patrick Blanc, Turf Design, Junglefy
2017 10th IFLA Asia-Pac Landscape Architecture Awards; Skyrise Greenery Category – Award of Excellence

2016 AILA National Awards – Civic Landscape

2015 Good Design Award – Architectural Design; Urban Design and Public Spaces

2015 MIPIM Awards – Best Innovative Green Building (Awarded to Ateliers Jean Nouvel & PTW)

2014 WAN Landscape Award – Finalist

2014 AILA NSW Awards – Design

2014 CTBUH Best Tall Building Award – Best Tall Building Worldwide (Awarded to Ateliers Jean Nouvel)

2014 International Green Infrastructure Award (Awarded to Frasers Property Australia and Sekisui House Australia)

2014 Leading European Architects Forum (LEAF) Awards – Sustainability Award, Overall Award (Awarded to PTW Architects + Atelier Jean Nouvel)

2014 Sydney Design Awards – Landscape Design Winner

2014 NSW Architecture Awards – Residential Architecture, Multiple Housing (Awarded to PTW Architects + Atelier Jean Nouvel)

2014 CTBUH Best Tall Building Award for the Asia & Australasia Region (Awarded to Ateliers Jean Nouvel)










Photography: Simon Wood