澳大利亚,悉尼,达林酒店/ Cox Architecture

建筑师:Cox Architecture

地点:澳大利亚新南威尔士州悉尼

项目年份:2011

摄影:Courtesy of Cox Architecture

达林酒店坐落在人口稠密的皮尔蒙特,这座半岛曾经是悉尼的港口区,历史可追溯至18到19世纪。与世界上许多城市的港口一样,在过去的二十年中,这里经历了重大的城市改革。自从原先的配电站被弃置并拆毁之后,这里约有15年都荒无人烟。配电站原先供应的是附近的皮尔蒙特发电站,如今那里已经成为悉尼星城赌场酒店的天下。

经过对环境与城市进行细致的分析,建筑师采用了这样一套设计原则:让公众能更加便捷地在街道上行走,酒店以及附近的综合建筑方位一目了然,不会构成障碍。基本上,皮尔蒙特联合广场以这种城市设计策略重新衔接了悉尼港和重要的公交枢纽。

酒店大堂本身就是一条通道,两侧都是出入口,便于公众穿行,并且直接与达林港口娱乐区的大堂相连。此处既可提升公众领域的品质,鼓励人们多加利用,也延续了联合街休闲咖啡厅与酒吧的活力。

周围许多建筑都是用在皮尔蒙特开采的蜜色悉尼砂岩建造的,因而,精心设计的裙楼以其大面积铺设的坚硬砂岩、现代化的应用方式,积极呼应了古老的历史街区特色和景致。

酒店大楼的外形令人回忆起当年的悉尼港,尤其是通往半岛的皮尔蒙特大桥,这条桥也是通往悉尼中央商务区的重要人行道。建筑外形也呼应了周围的环境,不过玻璃幕墙细节设计更加独特。玻璃幕墙作为独特的建筑标志,与附近悉尼星城赌场酒店综合建筑的预制板立面形成了鲜明的对比。不过,北立面的弧度却参考了附近的建筑形式。酒店南侧明显从联合街面上向后退了一段距离,其平滑的玻璃幕墙与整条街的建筑都保持一齐。

这座五星级酒店共有171间客房,成为2000年悉尼举办奥运会之后新增的主要酒店之一。它标志着悉尼的新一轮酒店建设行动,将进一步扩大该地区的会议与展览设施。


Architect: Cox Architecture

Location: Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Project Year: 2011

Photographs: Courtesy of Cox Architecture

The Darling hotel is located within the dense and historic 18/19th Century context of Pyrmont – a peninsula which once provided Sydney with its industrial docklands. It has undergone significant urban renewal in the course of the last two decades similar to docklands in many cities across the globe. The site itself had managed to remain vacant for some 15 years since the decommissioning and demolition of the Switching Station which it previously accommodated. The switch gear serving the once adjacent Pyrmont Power Station, a site now occupied by the Star Casino complex.

Following careful contextual and urban analysis, a set of design principles emerged which clarify and enhance public movement at street level around and through the hotel as well as through the adjacent complex. Critically Pyrmont’s Union Square is re-connected to Sydney harbour and a key public transport interchange via these urban manoeuvres.

The hotel lobby itself is treated as a ‘through site’ link with dual entries – facilitating public permeability and directly linking the lobby to the darling harbour entertainment precinct. It contains active uses which enhance the public domain, encouraging public use and extends Union Street’s relaxed café and bar activity.

The carefully scaled podium relates positively to the historic neighbourhood character and streetscape through its extensive, robust and contemporary use of sandstone – many surrounding buildings being built of honey coloured Sydney sandstone quarried in Pyrmont.

The tower presents a positive and memorable form to Sydney Harbour and in particular to the Pyrmont Bridge approach to the Peninsula – its key pedestrian link to the Sydney CBD. The tower form is also responsive to its context but crisply detailed as a glass curtain. It provides a separate identity and counterpoint to the adjacent precast clad buildings associated with the Star Casino complex however, the curvature of its north façade references this adjacent built-form. On its south the tower is significantly setback from Union Street, and presents as a planar glass wall which ‘holds’ the Street alignment.

The 171 room, 5 star hotel is the first major addition of hotel rooms for Sydney since the 2000 Olympics. It marks a new cycle of hotel room construction expected for Sydney anticipating the City’s planned major expansion of convention and exhibition facilities.