430-450 Pitt Street

This recent competition was a collaboration between TERROIR and AJ+C for a new mixed use development at the edge of Belmore Park The project was subject to a series of constraints – concrete parameters such as the sun angle plane to ensure solar access to the park and the SEPP65 requirements for sunlight to apartments; and urban design questions such as the relationship between this development and adjacent laneway, park and Pitt Street.


The project has a 3-part diagram that mediates these issues: a transparent retail base with a subterranean level lit from above; an urban block consisting of a potential mix of commercial or serviced apartments, and a living wedge at the top with premium apartments.