The 270m tower is shaped for views with carefully consideredand expansive corner outlooks in all directions on all levels. A fine-grained, porous podium, bringing the vibrancy of Sydney’s streets into a light-filled network of laneways. We co-designed a new amenity and moment of urban discovery for the CBD, an indoor and outdoor “Hidden Garden” that connects laneways to George Street, Kent Street and Town Hall Plaza.
Pedestrian-scaled, diverse and tactile, the podium is inspired by the city’s urban fabric and its most iconic material: sandstone. The shop fronts and facades are articulated by curved-cut sandstone pilasters and spandrels.
Sydney, CBD, NSW
Design Excellence Competition 2018