TILT was initially engaged by Frasers Property to provide technical feasibility assessments and conceptual design for the One Central Park architectural heliostats and light reflectors. Central Park occupies 5.8 hectares of Sydney in Chippendale and is the visionary redevelopment of the old Carlton & United Brewery site, bordered by Broadway and Abercrombie Streets.
The first residential stage of Central Park called ‘One Central Park’ was designed by French architect Jean Nouvel. It comprises two towers of 16 and 33 storeys, above a five level retail and recreation podium. The eastern tower features a passive solar design (a heliostat installation) extending from the upper levels on a monumental cantilever. The heliostat incorporates an innovative system of fixed and motorized mirrored panels designed to capture sunlight and redirect it into the retail atrium and onto the landscaped terraces. At night the heliostat’s integrated lighting display video interpretations of Sydney landscapes.
TILT was contracted to Watpac to Design & Construct the 42 x 6.25 sqm Sun Tracking Heliostats (on the rooftop), the 320 x 1.5 sqm Reflector Panels (suspended beneath the main cantilever) each with 9 LED clusters within the surface, lighting plan development and risk minimisation strategies. Installation of the Heliostats and Reflectors commenced October 2012 with One Central Park launched December 3, 2013.
The Central Park Display Pavilion (located at 80 Broadway, Chippendale, Sydney) features a Reflector Panel display designed and built by TILT.