Young and Loftus PrecinctQuay Quarter Sydney NSW Australia
9 Young Street is a mixed use retail, commercial and residential apartment building; it is nuanced, unique and of its place.
Featuring rich velvety materials, the building is made of luxurious brick, with deep reflective window reveals sitting above the glazed commercial office façade below. This richness and contrast responds to the historic masonry of nearby Bridge Street. Steel awnings with polished brass soffits are draped from the façade – creating active pedestrian-scaled yet intimate street experience.
The base of the building is a new public space opening onto an activated Sydney laneway, featuring fine grain boutique retail, cafes and dining tenancies, topped with three levels of light-filled boutique commercial office space. All will overlook the green city laneway of the remade Loftus Lane.
Eight levels of apartments are perched high in the city skyline with landscaped rooftops and private views of Sydney Harbour. They enjoy a thick perimeter wall, accommodating window seats and orchestrated framed views of Sydney landmarks. Double-storey voids give living rooms a sense of luxury while capturing the scale of the Harbour to the north.