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Height: Architectural 120 m / 394 ft
Height: Occupied 110 m / 361 ft
Height: To Tip 120 m / 394 ft
Floors Above Ground 34
Floors Below Ground 7
# of Elevators 3
Tower GFA 31,840 m² / 342,723 ft²
# of Apartments 131
# of Parking Spaces 176


Official Name The Hyde
Structure Type Building
Status Completed
Country Australia
City Sydney
Street Address & Map 157 Liverpool Street
Postal Code 2000
Building Function residential
Structural Material concrete
Proposed 2004
Construction Start 2007
Completion 2010
Official Website The Hyde

Companies Involved

Owner/Developer Stockland Development
Design WOHA Architects
Architect of Record KANNFINCH
Structural Engineer
Design Taylor Thomson Whitting
MEP Engineer
Design VOS Group
Project Manager SJA Project Management
Main Contractor Grocon
Other Consultant
• Acoustics Acoustic Logic Consultancy PTY LTD
• Energy Concept Cundall
Façade Hyder Consulting
• Fire DeFire
• Landscape Oculus
• Lighting Lighting Art + Science

About The Hyde

The Hyde is a residential tower built within a compact urban site in the heart of Sydney’s central business district. All apartments are designed to face north with spectacular views across Hyde Park towards the Sydney harbor and the Opera House. The northern elevation is a transparent glass façade housing verandas off the main living spaces. This all-glass façade is protected by horizontal sunshades at each floor. Structural members are set back 3 meters (9.8 feet) to allow the full width of each apartment to be opened up to the frontage with sliding doors.

At the foot of the building a series of vertical aluminum fins define the podium which relates to the scale of the street and creates a datum to the historic Downing Centre adjacent. The linear aluminum fins also house planters with creepers; as they grow over time they will enhance the relationship to the greenery of Hyde Park. All apartments have operable windows to allow for natural ventilation. The mullions are also designed with proprietary acoustic ventilators which can be controlled by the users to allow fresh air in while reducing the street noise.

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