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Foster joins Pritzker Prize winner Nouvel on Australian scheme

Foster + Partners is to work alongside Pritzker Prize winner Jean Nouvel’s practice Ateliers Jean Nouvel (AJN) on a huge mixed-use scheme in Sydney, Australia.

The 250,000 m² development, for developer Frasers Property, is on a former brewery site adjacent to the central business district.

According to an AJN spokesman, Foster + Partners, in partnership with Sydney-based based PTW Architects, is carrying out the ‘masterplanning for the site and also designing an 80,000 m² office component’.

And AJN, with Australian firm Johnson Pilton Walker, is to design the ‘iconic tower’ component – a 70,000m² mixed-use high-rise containing retail, serviced apartments, apartments for sale, and offices.

Other practices working on the scheme include Australian firms Alexander Tzannes and Associates and Tonkin Zulaikha Greer Architects. Three other buildings planned for the site will be the subject of a design competition.

Construction will start around July 2009. The project will be AJN’s first in Australia.

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