Creating a place to live, eat, work and play for a rapidly growing community.
Esplanade is a waterfront mixed-use precinct, delivering an active, integrated, and well-connected hub for the community of Norwest.
Site area 12,000 sqm
Location Norwest, NSW
GFA 30,649 sqm
Retail GFA 1,508 sqm
Commercial GFA 4,458 sqm
Indigenous Country Dharug
The creation of the new waterfront esplanade is at the core of the design. Esplanade is a mixed-use hub, providing a truly integrated live, eat, work and play environment.
Close to public transport and situated within an existing network of pedestrian paths, the project plays a key role in connecting the fast-growing community of Norwest.
The ground level houses waterfront restaurants and a retail precinct features three levels of offices, each with water views and winter gardens that enhance their use throughout the year.
Above the offices sits a large, landscaped podium that provides a wide variety of facilities, whether it's recreational activities or simply a quiet area to relax.
Residents can utilise a range of facilities - including an outdoor cinema, pool, gym, function room, wine cellar, club room, barbeque and dining area.
Composed of a busy urban base, a lush podium leisure zone, and slender sky towers, Esplanade’s sweeping curvilinear buildings are focused both inwards to the communal offerings, as well as outward to the lake, the district, and the wider landscape.
Engaging public spaces welcome you into the heart of the development, up to the residential sky gardens, the apartments, and creative commercial suites, whilst animated pedestrian realms give back to the lakefront surrounds.
The office levels were treated as a series of punctuated winter gardens, oriented to the east and with views over the lake. These spaces expand the usability and allow you to enjoy the connection to nature from within.
“We wanted to respond to this beautiful setting and create an environment where people would enjoy both living and working.”
"The Esplanade has it all. Adjoining a lake next to a shopping centre it is also a renewal of the old ice rink site. The high quality residential tower is complimented by a lower rise commercial office building over lakeside restaurants. Good architecture displays the two connected buildings appearing separate. The Judges were particularly impressed with the integration of the public waterfront and the buildings entry and forecourt. Almost fully occupied this fine development is a great example of mixed use success. It builds well on the success of Norwest mixed community."
- The UDIA NSW Awards Jury
Category: Mixed Use Development Result: Winner Year: 2021