1996-2000
1996-2000

Aurora Place, Office and Residential Buildings

Sydney, Australia Ph. John Gollings - Gollings Photography
1996-2000

Aurora Place, Office and Residential Buildings

Sydney, Australia Ph. John Gollings - Gollings Photography
1996-2000

Aurora Place, Office and Residential Buildings

Sydney, Australia Ph. Martin van der Wal
1996-2000

Aurora Place, Office and Residential Buildings

Sydney, Australia Ph. John Gollings - Gollings Photography
1996-2000

Aurora Place, Office and Residential Buildings

Sydney, Australia Ph. Jad Silvester - Silvester Fuller Studio
1996-2000

Aurora Place, Office and Residential Buildings

Sydney, Australia Ph. Martin van de Wal
1996-2000

Aurora Place, Office and Residential Buildings

Sydney, Australia Ph. John Gollings - Gollings Photography
1996-2000

Aurora Place, Office and Residential Buildings

Sydney, Australia Ph. Martin van der Wal
1996-2000

Aurora Place, Office and Residential Buildings

Sydney, Australia Ph. John Gollings - Gollings Photography
1996-2000

Aurora Place, Office and Residential Buildings

Sydney, Australia Ph. Martin van der Wal
1996-2000

Aurora Place, Office and Residential Buildings

Sydney, Australia Ph. Martin van der Wal
1996-2000

Aurora Place, Office and Residential Buildings

Sydney, Australia Ph. Martin van der Wal
1996-2000

Aurora Place, Office and Residential Buildings

Sydney, Australia

Aurora Place, a pair of towers for office and residential use respectively, is sited next to the Royal Botanic Gardens in Sydney.

The towers are connected at ground level by a piazza that is sheltered under a suspended glass canopy. The office tower is 200m tall with 44 storeys, yielding a total floor area of 49,000 sq m. The residential tower is smaller, having only 17 storeys.

The building facade is made of a special screen-printed glass that incorporates cream-coloured ceramic particles and reflects the sun’s rays. This glass covering extends 30m across the building to create an enormous, and slightly curved, triangular ‘sail’. The roof is inclined at an angle of 43 degrees to avoid shading the adjacent park.

Credits

Client: Lend Lease Development

Renzo Piano Building Workshop, architects
M.Carroll, O.de Nooyer, senior partner & partner in charge

Schematic Design, 1996
Design team: S. Ishida (senior partner) with M. Amosso, J. Mc Neal
and D. Magnano, H. Peñaranda, M. Palmore, C. Tiberti, M. Frezza, J. Kirimoto; I. Corte (CAD Operator); S. Rossi (models) in collaboration with Lend Lease Design Group (Sydney)

Consultants: Ove Arup & Partners (services and facades); Lend Lease Design Group (structure)

Design Development and Construction phase, 1997-2000
Design team: S. Ishida (senior partner), K. McBryde, C. Kelly with M. Amosso, D. Grieco, M. Kininmonth, M. Lam, A. Laspina, E. Mastrangelo, J. Mc Neal, M. Palmore, D. Pratt, S. Smith, J. Silvester B. Terpeluk, E. Trezzani, L. Trullols, M.C. Turco, T. Uleman and S. D’Atri, L. Bartolomei, M. Ottonello, D. Simonetti (CAD); S. Rossi, C. Palleschi (models) in collaboration with Lend Lease Design Group and Group GSA Pty Ltd (Sydney)

Consultants: Lend Lease Design Group Ltd. (structure and services); Ove Arup & Partners (services and facade engineering); Taylor Thomson Whitting (structure for residential building).

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