Wrapping Light

Designed to respond sensitively to the heritage-listed building on the site and capture the essence of modern urban living in Sydney

The Hensley

Sitting atop Woolloomooloo Hill, where leafy Potts Point meets gritty Kings Cross, the site presented an opportunity to create a new residential offer of quality in the heart of Sydney.

Woods Bagot sought to create modern architecture rooted in the history of the area, responding sensitively to the listed building on site. Massing steps back from the heritage facade with thresholds of glass and steel literally breaking old and new. The heritage facade is allowed its own character and sense of address.

Project details

The materiality of the new building is a modern expression of the moody brickwork palette prevalent in Potts Point’s residential apartments. Materiality is appropriate for its location within the scheme and immediate context.

Our desire was to create a community as opposed to a development. Space is allocated to shared spaces that enliven the site and broaden the appeal to residents and guests. Greenery is allowed to permeate up the façades in elevated private gardens and balconies. Residences enjoy elevated views across the harbour and inner eastern suburbs.

All this has been achieved whilst being mindful of the need to maximise values across the site and provide a mix appropriate to both developer and the City of Sydney

Sydney, Australia
Anka Group
3,500 sqm
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