PROJECT INFORMATION Project: Castle Hill Apartments Status: Concept Design Stage Client: Undisclosed Development Manager: Undisclosed Brief: Undisclosed Site: 6-8 Old Castle Hill Road Castle Hill NSW Australia CREDITS Principal in Charge: Richard Huxley Design Principal: Richard Huxley Project Team Leader: Richard Wilkinson Project Team: Richard Huxley Richard Wilkinson Siem Salem Sheng Qiang Kudzanayi Ganga
DESIGN STATEMENT Castle Hill has been evolving as an extremely desirable suburban place to live over the past 30 years. The success and expansion of the QIC owned Castle Hill Shopping Centre, which will be the 3rd largest shopping centre in the country when the latest stage of building works is completed, is a testament to the desirability of the place. Add to this the Freeway connection from the city and more recently the North-west rail corridor which opens a new train station directly into the Castle Hill Town Centre makes Castle Hill a convenient and well serviced suburb. Our view is that Castle Hill will become as significant to the regional growth of Sydney as Chatswood and will continue to expand as it attracts a diverse range of people and business. It is in this context that we have been asked to design a residential tower for a significant site in Castle Hill immediately next to the new railway station and town centre park area. We have designed the building as a tall slender tower with a small footprint to allow the park and civic areas around the station to be expanded. We have conceived the building as symbol for Castle Hill’s new prosperity, livability and aspiration to be significant place within the network of the Greater Metropolitan Area.