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Waterloo Is Getting a New Five-Building Residential Development with Its Own Japanese Dining Precinct

Mastery by Crown Group will have a diverse spread of eateries to complement its luxury, Japanese-designed residences.
By Libby Curran
November 12, 2018
By Libby Curran
November 12, 2018

The once industrial suburb of Waterloo is set to receive a new five-building Japanese development, to impress design-lovers and foodies alike, with the launch of the ambitious Mastery by Crown Group.

The development is a collaboration between acclaimed Tokyo-based architect Kengo Kuma and Japanese-born local architect Koichi Takada (Ippudo, East Village Marketplace, Arc by Crown), and is unlike anything the suburb's seen before.

Once complete, it'll boast 384 luxury apartments, resort-style amenities (like an infinity rooftop pool, mini-cinema and full gym) and its own food and retail precincts. Kuma's lush, timber-clad 'stacked forest' design graces the main building's exterior, while striking interiors come courtesy of Takada. Other buildings in the precinct will feature work by Koichi Takada Architects and renowned local firm Silvester Fuller.

A render of the development's rooftop pool.

But more than just a showcase of some pretty impressive design talents, Mastery will also play host to its own Japanese-centric dining precinct, created under guidance from Japan's tourism board. The lineup's yet to be confirmed, though we're told to expect a diverse spread of culinary goodness — think, buzzy izakayas, upscale tea houses steeped in tradition, sushi trains, ramen joints and modern fine-diners alike.

Crown Group has a proven knack for creating vibrant food and retail precincts to accompany their residential offerings, as seen at Parramatta's V by Crown Group, home to flashy new 26th-floor bar Nick and Nora's, and the soon-to-be-completed Arc by Crown Group in Sydney's CBD.

Mastery by Crown Group is slated for completion by 2021. You'll find it at 48 O'Dea Avenue, Waterloo.

Renders courtesy of Crown Group.

Published on November 12, 2018 by Libby Curran
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