Opera Residences | Tzannes and Crone (Executive Architect)

Opera Residences | Tzannes and Crone (Executive Architect) | Photographer: The Guthrie Project

2023 National Architecture Awards Program

Opera Residences | Tzannes and Crone (Executive Architect)

Traditional Land Owners
The Gadigal People of the Eora Nation

New South Wales

Lord Mayors Prize (NSW)
Residential Architecture – Multiple Housing
Urban Design
Richard Crookes Construction
Martin Mischkulnig
The Guthrie Project
Project summary

Opera Residences is a landmark multi-residential building of 104 apartments over 20 levels that completes the colonnade leading to the Sydney Opera House (SOH).

At its base, Opera Residences’ grand colonnade includes three levels of retail and hospitality, completing the public walkway at East Circular Quay and reinvigorating a previously blighted waterfront area.

Opera Residences was conceived as a fluid form in stone, concrete and glass, generating a continuous sequence of experiences and distinct expressive elements on all four facades.

The apartment divisions are disguised by glass bay windows to enhance the concept of fluidity and interior outlook using a combination of opaque, fritted and transparent glass bent to tight radii.

Observing its proximity to the world heritage listed SOH and Fort Denison, Opera Residences provides high levels of interior residential amenity and enriches the public domain at Circular Quay and on Macquarie Street.

New South Wales Architecture Awards Accolades
Commendation – Lord Mayors Prize (NSW)
Commendation for Urban Design
Shortlist – Residential Architecture – Multiple Housing
Shortlist – Urban Design

The vision for Opera Residences was born in 2016 with the acquisition of a once-in-a-lifetime site in Sydney’s most distinctive neighbourhood, Bennelong Point. Developers Macrolink and Landream came together to bring this vision to life, forming a partnership to deliver a project unsurpassed in position, vistas and luxury.

Using architecture as an emotional expression, Tzannes has designed a building that lives and breathes within the Sydney context, emerging naturally from Bennelong Point’s majestic architectural and natural landscape in a way that tells a potent story of this great harbour city whilst also providing the final piece to Circular Quay puzzle.

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