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Aurora Place

Location:
Sydney
Type:
Public Building
Year:
2000
Architect:
Group GSA
Consultant:
Lend Lease Design
Photographer:
Brett Boardman

Enjoying a prime financial core location, Aurora Place is situated on the corner of Bent Street and Phillip Streets in close proximity to Circular Quay, Martin Place and Wynyard Station.

Aurora Place is a landmark mixed use development situated in the core of Sydney's Central Business District.

The complex comprises the 41 level 'Premium grade' office tower is the extraordinary work of world renowned architect Renzo Piano.

The office tower has a net lettable area of 49,500 m2 and has attracted several pre-eminent companies as tenants.

The office tower not only boasts a prime location, landmark design and quality, it also rates as one of Sydney's most efficient and effective office towers.

Stunning suite to be created in the south east corner featuring panoramic views of Sydney Harbour.

Refurbished suite to be created in the north west corner with impressive wintergarden space featuring panoramic views of Sydney Harbour from the Opera House to the Heads.

The project comprises the 41 level ABN AMRO Tower, the 18 level residential building and supporting retail facilities.

The 4,262 m2 site is bounded by Phillip Street, Bent Street and Macquarie Street.

Aurora Place was developed by Lend Lease and East Asia Property Group, the extraordinary design is the work of world renowned architect Renzo Piano.

The office tower has a net lettable area of 49,500 m2 and attracted several pre-eminent companies as tenants. The office tower not only boasts a prime location, landmark design and quality, it also rates as one of Sydney's most efficient and effective office towers.

East Asia Property Group Services are the property managers of this premium grade commercial building.

To celebrate the Olympic Games in Sydney in the year 2000 the Australian corporation, Lend Lease Development, initiated and commissioned the design and construction of a commercial tower and a residential building.

At first sight, the buildings seem to be an exercise in pure form, as if they were sails that rise until they suddenly adopt the shape of an unfolding fan.

In fact, however, the building's striking form also incorporates functionality, sociability, and technological innovation.

The project is located in the city's historic district, which dates back to the 1850s. This meant that certain architectural details had to be respected, while keeping in perfect harmony with the symbol of the city: its Opera House.

The second challenge was of a social order: to build a people-friendly environment where residents and employees would cross paths unobtrusively.

The project is comprised of two buildings linked by a glass-covered square which creates an urban microcosm.

The office tower is 200 meters high, rises 44 levels, and encompasses 49,000 square meters. The residential building has 17 levels and faces Sydney's Botanical Gardens.

The tower was designed to allow integration between the levels, which was achieved in part by the inclusion of winter gardens and terraces.

The design has a built-in ethereal quality making it less imposing on its surroundings. It was important to give it a delicate, free shape, as captured in the shell-like slope of the main facades.

The fritted glass "skin" of the building regulates the sun's rays and wall temperatures, while taking on a homogenous cream-white, ghostly pallor. This glass skin extends beyond the building volume, dissolving its edges, and accentuating the building's overall lightness.

This exceptionally shaped skyscraper meets the project's main dictate: to construct a building that, while immense, remains human and hospitable.

The tower is not a stack of stories. It is an integral part of the city, rising into the air.

 

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The evocative taut white sails and soaring mast of this Sulman Award-winning 41-storey office tower stretch skywards over 200 metres. In a bold departure from convention, the building has a fanning effect – growing wider as it rises. Each floor contains a 'wintergarden' that exploits Sydney's temperate climate and ample sunlight. More

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