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Gateway Plaza

Location:
Sydney
Type:
Lobby
Year:
2010
Project Manager:
FDC
Interior Designer:
Stack Studio

Gateway Plaza is a landmark commercial building situated at Circular Quay, Sydney.

It underwent a major lobby demolition and fit out upgrade including café / restaurant and external works.

At the same time, building services were also upgraded and a new fire engineered design installed.

The project was completed while tenants and visitors (a daily figure of approximately 4,000) were able to access their tenancies and public areas safely over the 6 month period.

The Gateway building occupies a prime site right at the centre of Sydney’s Circular Quay. Boasting arguably the best harbour view of this great city, the building needed an entry-point to match.

Mirroring its towering position on the quay, the concept of ‘vertical reflection’ has been applied to the large diamond shaped lift lobby.

Timber, mirrors and contrasting stones have been used to identify the different areas of the lift lobby: low, medium and high rise.

The overall effect is given extra drama with striking lighting design.

 

DA statement

  • Works to include internal & external reconfiguration & upgrade of the Loftus St, Reiby Pl & Pitt St entrances.
  • New entrance design with ground to ceiling glazing and new thin profile blade walls at entrance; new café in area to left of entrance doors with overflow of formal seating out onto the entrance ramp area (within building site area only); new steel columns and full height glass screens to replace stone columns and open up views to Reiby Pl with outdoor seating and glass balustrade on terrace over Reiby Pl; new skylight over the entrance threshold for increased light penetration and amenity; new glass balustrade along length of terrace to north-east of entrance ramp; new outdoor seating along north-eastern terrace for improved amenity and activation of terrace; relocated flagpoles to north-east corner of terrace adjacent to Paragon Hotel façade.
  • Provide new full height transparent glass façade to Pitt Street entrance and new glass doors; install new Gateway signage on either side of door entrances (in existing windows); new glass tenancy walls along corridor and entry; new reduced tenancy provided at end of corridor adjacent to commercial lobby; add new floor and wall materials (including timber wall panels); continue lobby lighting design through corridor to a signature lighting entrance feature; new glass doors to commercial lobby; replace roller shutter doors on Pitt Street underground car parking entrance; new paint finish to existing walls and driveway floor, new ceiling cladding to conceal existing services in underground car parking entrance; and new 'Gateway' signage at car park entrance column.

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An impressive 47-level commercial office tower, Gateway is the perfect place to establish an efficient, contemporary workplace for your team, with all the convenience of premium grade building services. Gateway’s sheer glass façade fills your office with magnificent harbour panoramas and superb natural light to create an impressive working environment. Sydney’s iconic Opera House and Harbo... More