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September 30, 2022

Angelo Candalepas and Associates complete a modern, heritage-inspired facade around a historic hotel in Sydney.

The Castle is formed by a 10-story podium adjacent to the historic Porter House with a tower extending from the podium that cantilevers over the Porter House. The Porter House is a 142-year-old heritage-protected building, which served as inspiration for The Castle’s design. A cast-in-place concrete bridge, with an open passageway underneath, connects the two buildings. This allows guests to go between the reception and public areas—located in the Porter House—and the rooms, located in the new podium. Ground-floor retail separates two entrances, accessible from neighboring streets. The uppermost five stories of the tower are set back in accordance with the city’s solar access height plane regulations near Hyde Park, and contain stepped gardens.

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Photography: Rory Gardiner
Words: Chris Walton