Carlton & United Breweries closed these buildings after more than 170 years of operation in 2003. Ten years later, the two residentials towers, which were designed by Jean Nouvel and local architects PTW, was completed. The vertical gardens were invented by botanist Patrick Blanc and are home to more than 250 species of native plants. Apart from these two distinctive towers, the 6400sqm park hosts restored heritage features, public art, and close by museums.
The Green Building Council Australia also offers the so called Sustainable Sydney Walking Tour, a self-guided, street-level exploration of some of Sydney’s greenest buildings. Though I myself didn’t know about this tour while I was in Sydney, I checked out the tour map and can definitely recommend it to anyone only remotely interested in architecure and/or sustainability.