New development reveals lost heritage

The redevelopment of the Hyatt Regency Sydney has revitalised Sydney’s western fringe, connecting the CBD to Darling Harbour whilst restoring and revealing lost heritage

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Architect: Cox Architecture

About the project: The development of the Hyatt Regency Sydney into Australia’s largest hotel continues a Cox Architecture tradition of doing more with less.


The key sustainable initiatives include:

  • Development not taking not taking place on green or brownfield sites
  • The new public space to Slip St, the heritage interpretation of our shared history and the mixed-use nature of the development ensures social sustainability
  • Utilising and refurbishing existing structures reduce the embodied carbon of the project
  • One of Australia’s first closed cavity façade installations that allows the western facade to embrace the views, whilst balancing the projects sustainability agenda with function room functionality (e.g. room blackout)
  • A detailed reiterative process of pairing back sun shading on the tower façade ensured every piece of tower façade was passively effective
  • Efficient folded plate steel roof design reduced embodied carbon.
Oct 05, 2017





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