The Crossing | CHROFI with de Rome Architects and Dezignteam

The Crossing | CHROFI | Photographer: Clinton Weaver

2023 National Architecture Awards Program

The Crossing | CHROFI with de Rome Architects and Dezignteam

Traditional Land Owners
The Awabakal and Worimi peoples
Year
2023
Chapter

New South Wales

Category
Residential Architecture – Multiple Housing
Builder
Hutchinson Builders
Photographer
Clinton Weaver
Project summary

The Crossing lies at the threshold between Newcastle’s civic town centre and the harbour adjacent a former rail corridor and opposite the Newcastle Museum. Accordingly, the project has been greatly influenced by its rich urban condition.

The building is conceived as a series of four residential brick towers arranged on a podium of retail and parking, and composed through scale, geometry and aspect to respond to its setting. At street level, a café and restaurant with a generous public veranda, activates Merewether Street, an important harbour connector.

Above, the space between the towers becomes a landscaped open breezeway with a laneway character and framed views of the city to be a place for residents to use and socialise informally.

Like a series of duplex’s in the sky, the project progresses apartment living to provide residents with a more individual sense of home that is more connected to its environment.

2023
New South Wales Architecture Awards Accolades
Award for Residential Architecture – Multiple Housing
Shortlist – Residential Architecture – Multiple Housing
New South Wales Jury Presentation

We’re very happy with how the development of the project has turned out in line with CHROFI’s vision. The Crossing successfully merges Newcastle’s Civic Precinct with Honeysuckle’s vibrant foreshore. Every element of The Crossing provides a responsive sensory experience, from the towers that twist and rotate to respond to the urban context, to the apartments designed to maximise views and offer seamless indoor to outdoor living connections. Even the unit entries have been carefully conceived, arranged off a generous open breezeway with extensive landscaping, filtered sunlight and framed views providing a unique experience on approach to each apartment.

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