Olympic Park Boomerang
Developer Ecove is about to launch the first apartment tower – Boomerang – on Olympic Boulevard at Olympic Park in Sydney.
Boomerang will be built on the corner of Sarah Durack Drive, within 400 metres of the Olympic Stadium and overlooking the Aquatic Centre and the new training ground and facilities for the GWS Giants AFL club.Designed by Bates Smart, the tower’s boomerang shape is believed to be a first for a residential building in NSW. While difficult and expensive to construct, the shape provides several advantages.
Firstly, the curved corners will minimise downdraft and wind impact to the public domain below.Secondly, Boomerang will provide 100% solar access to all its 229 apartments. It means that each apartment will achieve a minimum of three hours of natural light a day.
The tower sits above a six-level, six-star commercial centre which will have around 800 square metres of ground floor retail.A communal indoor and outdoor space on level nine embracing gardens, open lawns and seating nooks will help promote social interaction as well as private contemplation.
Ecove is synonymous with Sydney Olympic Park, which became a suburb in 2009, and is underway with its fifth residential building on Australia Avenue, Opal Tower.Each of Ecove’s glass-walled buildings maintain a curvaceous shape inspired by the nearby stadiums, with apartments arranged to maximise sunlight and views.