PBD Architects acknowledges the First Nations of the Countries on which we work. Paying respect to Elders both past, present and emerging

Sanctuary Phase 5



Wentworth Point, NSW


Sekisui House


In Development

first nation

Eora Nation

PBD Architects are thrilled to announce we are the competition winners for Sekisui’s key Phase site within their “Sanctuary” Wentworth Point masterplan. The design competition was contested amongst some of the most well regarded Architectural forms on the city.

The grain within organic plants and structures has a beauty and richness connecting form with function that guides our design direction. These have been translated within an organic fluid form balanced against texture which defines the Architectural and Landscape approach. These concepts have been translated into an organic fluid form balanced with texture to define the Architectural and Landscape approach throughout.

The buildings have been designed to create and form a modern, vibrant and imaginative place within this newly formed masterplan community. The residential buildings rise above the podium in contrast with a refined, fluid and sculptural quality creating a dramatic and appealing built form. The fluid podium and upper level façade elements merge at the principle nodes of entry framing the park and accentuating the primary corners of the built form.

The building form is highly articulated optimizing natural light to as many residential apartments. The residential apartments are each designed with large private open spaces taking advantage of the views to Parramatta river and the foreshore park.
Satoyama, Michi, Gohon No Ki, En Bai Yutaka & Omotenashi
The five core principles which define the masterplan. Our Design Concept focuses on the vision of “Sanctuary" and we have incorporated these core principles within a theme inspired by nature, utilizing components of nature’s organic fluid form and texture within our design.

We take inspiration from the naturally occurring knots and grains in wood where they intersect, the variations in colour and texture and the beauty found in the richness of each piece. The fluid connections found in a rippling effect transforming the fabric of a surface inspired the Architectural language of the façade.