Blog - Altro : Architectural Building Systems Internal and Cavity Sliding Doors
ARC by Crown Apartments – Altro Cavity doors
Developer: Crown Group
Builder: Hutchinson Builders
Architect: Koichi Takada
Inspired by the masonry character of significant heritage buildings and their characteristic arches, a duality is introduced to the façade, represented by the varied aesthetics of the podium and tower. The through-site link comprises an 8 storey atrium and is designed to enrich and regenerate public amenity in this area of the CBD. The sculptural tower element floats above the podium, shaping the skyline with a gentle and organic form.
Organising a total of 220 Apartments (including 42 serviced apartments) KTAs scheme focuses on a design that enhances both public and residential amenity. A ground plan opens to Kent and Clarence St, with an arcade activated by retail and commercial uses. The apartments on the lower levels are protected by recessed balconies, defining a visual and spatial identity similar to a New York loft.
The design is exciting, innovative and unique and is intended to set a new benchmark for architectural design in the western skyline of Sydney’s CBD. It represents a shared outcome that captures the objectives of the council controls while allowing an imaginatively refined design.Altro Australia spent time with the development and architectural teams to provide a solution for cavity sliders that were of a commercial grade strength and with a carriage system that enabled the door to be easily serviced. The Altro Euro Swiss carriage, specifically designed for our cavity sliders was used for its zero clearance and rapid installation and release feature for easy door removal if needed. Altro worked with the architect to custom design our cavity sliders to their requirements.