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Omnia at Potts Point

Transforming an unused hotel into a luxury apartment tower brings new life to this Sydney suburb

  • $220M

    Project Value

  • Sydney, New South Wales

    Sydney, New South Wales

We responded to challenges such as a low floor to floor height and curved façade to deliver a high-end residential development

Set to offer some of the most incredible views of Sydney’s central business district and harbour, Omnia at Potts Point was planned as an 18-storey luxury apartment tower. Our client’s goal was to offer a high-end residential development to bring life back to the area.

Our role included full detailed design of mechanical, hydraulic, fire protection, electrical, vertical transportation, sustainability, and acoustics. The most difficult challenge was to incorporate traditional residential unit services into the existing building. We were able to respond to this challenge by compressing services such as mechanical systems using Revit 3D coordination. The curved façade added additional challenges with drainage and services integration. As there was not a lot of data associated with the acoustic performance of curved glass, we executed physical testing in a University of Sydney lab. This allowed us to complete a model for the building’s different types of glass.

Re-using the original building structure minimized waste and use of materials such as concrete. The community now benefits from new residences in what was originally an unused hotel—refreshing a Sydney suburb with living space where most activity was previously commercial and retail.

At a Glance

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Client
  • Greenland (Australia) Investment
Architect
SJB Architects
Award
High Rise City Apartment Award - 2019 Urban Taskforce Development Excellence Awards
Meet Our Team

Olivier Gaussen, Acoustics Section Manager, Director

Working within a multi-disciplinary company helps me bring a strategic contribution to concept stages, setting projects up for success.
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David Steblina, Hydraulics Project Engineer, Australian Discipline Leader, Associate Director

The most successful projects are those where the team have a common cause and listen to the needs of the client.
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Joseph Walsh, ANZ Buildings Growth Leader, Director

I approach projects looking to deliver a design that is appropriate not only for a client’s project goals, but also their financial ones.
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Nicholas Johnson, Sustainability Project Engineer, Associate Director

I believe sustainability is best defined by project outcomes that deliver holistic value to both the end user and the environment.
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Olivier Gaussen

Acoustics Section Manager, Director

David Steblina

Hydraulics Project Engineer, Australian Discipline Leader, Associate Director

Joseph Walsh

ANZ Buildings Growth Leader, Director

Nicholas Johnson

Sustainability Project Engineer, Associate Director

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