The evolution

Barangaroo is Sydney's biggest urban regeneration project since the 2000 Olympics and one of the most significant waterfront transformations currently underway anywhere in the world. Such a unique location provided the springboard to deliver a landmark building of global significance, on one of the world's most beautiful harbours.


The vision

The inspiration in designing Crown Sydney was to forge a landmark waterfront building worthy of a distinguished place amongst Sydney’s globally recognised icons; a world-class venue that will become the architectural cornerstone of Sydney’s new Barangaroo precinct.
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Crown Sydney Arrivals Entrance

The plan for Crown Sydney

In accordance with the Australian Jobs Act 2013, Crown has an approved Australian Industry Participation Plan (the Plan) for the Crown Sydney Hotel Resort (the Project).
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A landmark to call home

The elegant, twisting form of Wilkinson Eyre’s architecture has left every level of One Barangaroo with a unique floorplate. Celebrated New York design firm Meyer Davis has crafted bespoke interior layouts and designs for each of the 76 residences.

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Crown Sydney Residences Penthouse Duplex Living Area
Crown Sydney Residences Penthouse Duplex Master Bathroom

Barangaroo Reserve and Barangaroo South

Barangaroo South is a $7 billion redevelopment on Sydney Harbour and one of the largest urban regeneration projects currently being undertaken anywhere in the world. Barangaroo Reserve is Sydney’s newest harbour foreshore park.
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Crown Sydney South Wulugul Walk
Crown Sydney Hotel Level 4 Resort Pool Waterfall
Resort pool waterfall
Crown Sydney Towers Lobby Fireplace
Resort lobby
Crown Sydney Balmain East Wharf View
Balmain East Wharf
Crown Sydney Berrys Lookout View
Sydney Lookout
Crown Sydney Tennis Court Level 4
Tennis Court
The architects

International design competition

Expressions of interest were sought from eight of the world’s leading architecture firms with experience in similar hospitality focused projects. A shortlist was selected and invited to participate in an invitation only design competition for the selection of the hotel’s concept design and Principal Architect.

The Jury panel consisted of representatives from Crown Resorts, Lendlease and the Barangaroo Delivery Authority as well as a prominent architect representing the NSW Department of Planning and an observer from the City of Sydney. 

The Jury unanimously recommended Wilkinson Eyre Architects, who was announced by Crown as the hotel’s architect in May 2013.

Crown Sydney Skyline Drone View

Wilkinson Eyre Architects

Wilkinson Eyre Architects, twice winner of the prestigious RIBA Stirling Prize, is one of the UK’s leading architecture practices.
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Crown Sydney Architect Chris Wilkinson Portrait
Crown Sydney Building View From Below

Crown Resorts attracts over 32 million visits

Every year Crown’s Australian resorts attract over 32 million visits making them amongst Australia’s most visited tourist attractions.
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