A MIXED USE REIMAGINATION OF CINEMA HISTORY IN OXFORD STREET
17 Oxford Street is the redevelopment and renewal of the Verona Cinema site in the vibrant Oxford Street, at the heart of an historic entertainment and cultural precinct.
In support of the City of Sydney’s commitment to rejuvenating Oxford Street as a live entertainment, cultural and creative precinct, 17 Oxford Street will be transformed into a vibrant mixed use site that re-imagines entertainment and activation through a true mixed use entertainment based proposition.
The core challenge and opportunity on the site, was honouring the original built fabric the defines the streetscape and contextual connection. Through the retention of the former industrial brick façade, we have located within the basement, two levels of entertainment and cultural uses including cinemas, flat floor entertainment spaces and bars.
To the ground plane, we have active retail, a new cinema lobby to Oxford Street, and renewal of Verona Street through a new workplace lobby that connects to a creative commercial hub above. To the rooftop, we have located an entertainment offer, with a landscape green roof and terrace space.
On the upper levels, the design provides a crystalline and dynamic façade that wraps the workplace floors, providing both excellent daylight and amenity within, whilst creating a luminous and lightweight form above the industrial era brickwork.
The project will deliver a 5.5 Star NABERS rated project, of PCA Grade A Commercial , supported by urban greening and reuse of the existing façade and structural elements.