fjmt was awarded this landmark project following a ‘Design Excellence Competition’. In recognition of the specificity of the site and its inherent attributes, the design comprises a carefully articulated assembly of elements (groundplane, streetwalls, tower elements and landscape) to create a unique architectural form. The development gathers a significant sequence of refurbished heritage buildings, public open space and streetscapes into a cohesive environment. It incorporates an iconic roof feature that will capture and break light to provide a dramatic addition and everchanging expression to the city skyline. A key component is the enhancement of the public domain and provision of a new “pedestrian street” which provides a valuable mid-block city link and connections to address the wider city environs.
This 5 Green Star sustainable 42-storey development provides in excess of 72,000sqm of premium grade office space, retail and basement car parking, and accordingly is an important addition to the CBD.