Australian Financial Review

“The $300 million development will comprise 226 apartments and a 233-room five-star hotel under plans devised by Melbourne-based architects Woods Bagot in partnership with the local office of Peddle Thorp.”


New Zealand Herald

“Peter Miglis, Woods Bagot principal and design leader, said the building was designed with New Zealand's natural landscape and unique geology and fauna in mind.”


Architecture Now

“ICD and the jury noted that the Woods Bagot design was chosen for its activation of Federal Street as a pedestrian hub, its consideration of Auckland’s future and its creation of a building ‘for the people’.”



“Pete Miglis, principal architect at Woods Bagot, says the project will transform Federal St and its surrounds, especially at street level with a focus on giving the streets back to the people.”



“The building is the latest large skyscraper to be announced for Auckland in recent years, joining Commercial Bay and the Seascape Apartments.”


“Mayor Phil Goff said the building would become "a landmark for the city" when the building was completed in 2022.”



“ICD Property will bring Woods Bagot and Peddle Thorp’s design to life on the Federal St site with the $200 million project expected to be completed around 2022.”


“When built the high-rise would be close to public transport nodes and well-positioned to take advantage of any expansion of Federal St’s shared pedestrian area.”


New Zealand Herald

“ICD Property is set to build the city's next landmark building, a new hotel-residential building at 65 Federal St, a stone's throw from the Sky Tower.”


Architects’ Journal

“Five competing visions for a landmark new hotel and residential tower in Auckland, New Zealand – including one by Zaha Hadid Architects (ZHA) – have been unveiled”



“Five stunning designs for a landmark high-rise tower in central Auckland have been revealed on Thursday, as the world's top architects go head to head.”



“Five internationally renowned architects are heading to town to debate the future of Auckland and reveal designs for a building that will introduce an international standard of vertical living to the city.”


The Urban Developer

“ICD said it hoped to deliver an international standard of high-rise living to Auckland as well as contributing to the city’s future growth and development.”


Radio New Zealand

“ICD managing director Michael Mai said all the designs were impressive and would bring an international standard of high-rise living to Auckland as well as contributing to the city's future growth and development.”


Architecture Now

“Having watched the brief presentations given on the night, I’m particularly intrigued by the Elenberg Fraser and Warren and Mahoney schemes.”


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