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Old August 24th, 2011, 04:50 AM   #1
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Proposed | CBD NORTH | 93-97 Macquarie Street | 19st/60m | Residential

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Choi Ropiha Fighera design wins competition for Sydney landmark tower
24 August 2011

A residential tower by architects Choi Ropiha Fighera has been selected through the City of Sydney Design Excellence Competition in what is planned as a new landmark on Macquarie Street.

The site for Macquarie Street Tower looks over the Sydney Harbour, the Opera House, the Harbour Bridge, Circular Quay, and the Royal Botanical Gardens.

Images by Choi Ropiha Fighera

A number of challenges have to be overcome with the unusual configuration of the site, and its close proximity to several heritage buildings, including commercial towers and a residential building to the north, west and south.


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The building form at ground level is re-ordered to make more evident the qualities of Transport House, the Justice and Police Museum, and the former Health Department Building.

By providing a greater curtilage to these buildings whilst establishing useful through site links, a more widely accessible appreciation of these buildings becomes available.

The double height entry colonnade along the southern site edge makes visible the northern facade to Transport House whilst the establishment of the courtyard to the north and the through site link will bring more people into close contact with the former Health Department Building and the Justice and Police Museum.


The combination of active ground floor commercial uses with the through site linkages, the courtyard as well as a vertical hanging garden in the lobby of the residential building will collectively create a rich destinational precinct in a part of the city that is otherwise lacking these types of places.

Our proposition is that the benefit of apartments with better view and aspect can outweigh the commercial returns from maximising floor space.


Our advice from Colliers in relation to sale prices at Stamford’s Gloucester Street development indicate that a premium of up to 30-50 per cent applies to apartments with outstanding harbour views when compared against apartments with lesser city or district views.

Hence a further sculpting of form to improve orientation and view can return value that exceeds the loss of floor space. With 5 apartments to each typical floor, the form is manipulated to shift and rotate each of these toward the north and the views of the harbour and Circular Quay to create higher value apartments.



The apartment interiors are composed to prioritise access to view and sunlight from the living areas as these are the spaces where residents will gain greatest benefit.

Living areas are composed to broaden the frontage from which the kitchen, living, dining and outdoor living can all derive optimum views and solar access.


A key strategy is a generous and comfortable occupiable edge that runs seamlessly from indoor to outdoor (winter garden) - an edge where the view and solar amenity is maximised.

Fundamental to this is the positioning of the outdoor space (Winter garden) to one side of the living area where it remains part of the living space but doesn’t interrupt the view from the interior living spaces.

The bedroom areas still benefit from the secondary views available from the site and are treated with a more closed fašade to reduce heat gain whilst providing a more intimate and private bedroom environment.


Macquarie Street Tower

Program – Residential Apartment Development
Location – Sydney, NSW
Floor Area – 13 000 sqm
Client – Stamford Property Services P/L
Collaborators – Taylor Thomson Whittings, AECOM, Page Kirkland, JBA Planning, Abi Group
Visualisation – Doug & Wolf
Status – 1st Prize. In progress.
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Old August 24th, 2011, 05:05 AM   #2
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Not a fan and if this qualifies for a landmark tower then I qualify for an Australian icon.

Looks like a sibling to 383 George Street.

Looking at the pics at the link for the story, it looks to be 19 levels and circa 60-65m in height I think.

http://www.architectureanddesign.com...er/531343.aspx
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Old August 24th, 2011, 05:41 AM   #3
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i like it. good shape. facade could be better.
i think iys 70m tall or RL90m ill findout

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Old August 24th, 2011, 05:51 AM   #4
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Is the 60's style coming back?
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Old August 24th, 2011, 06:01 AM   #5
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Appears to be, so if that is the case, we will be tearing this down in 30 years.

I am not a fan of this building, I understand it and I see the prominence of the heritage buildings which is great, but otherwise I think it is poop.
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Old August 24th, 2011, 03:27 PM   #6
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http://sydneyarchitecture.com/2011/0...-street-tower/

Some more pics at this website. The Macquarie Street side looks alright. The views from those apartments = Spectacular!!
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Old August 25th, 2011, 12:26 AM   #7
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real contorted floor plate


as i said,its a great shape and design,
just the primative facade is a concern
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Old August 25th, 2011, 01:04 AM   #8
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My view wont change:

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I think it is a disappointment for a prime site. It can be easily mistaken for a tower built half a century ago.
http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showth...38889&page=159

I noticed this render hasn't been posted yet here from the same thread


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Old August 25th, 2011, 03:49 AM   #9
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Wasn't aware of this one - but frankly almost anything would be better than the current building. It will be a very dramatic addition to Macquarie St.

Anything on what the VD clinic will be used for?
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Old August 25th, 2011, 05:34 AM   #10
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And quite a bad one. We could do alot better.
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Old August 25th, 2011, 05:37 AM   #11
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The window treatment does have unnerving echoes of this.
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Old August 25th, 2011, 05:43 AM   #12
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and Townhall house...

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Old August 25th, 2011, 06:02 AM   #13
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Or 383 George Street

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Old August 25th, 2011, 03:58 PM   #14
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At least it has a rather interesting shape.
But I wish the facade was something better than ugly 70s style brutalism...
Imagine the building with a white glass curtain wall. Something like this.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Ed...ActiveCorp.JPG
Gehry's IAC building.
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Old August 25th, 2011, 11:29 PM   #15
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Another building I can think of to add to the list of "look alikes" - the ANZ Building at the corner of Hunter & Pitt Street.
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Old November 5th, 2011, 06:27 AM   #16
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Here's the Smart Design Studio design (originally posted in some other thread):







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Old November 5th, 2011, 06:28 AM   #17
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And here's the KannFinch/Ken Woolley design:







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That's much better!!!
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Looks like the Mac Bank building.
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Old November 5th, 2011, 07:06 AM   #20
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KFW: too fussy, a profusion of competing detail.
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