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Capita Centre
Sydney, Australia


HEIGHT: 158m/518 feet
FLOORS: 34 floors
COMPLETION: 1989
ARCHITECT: Harry Seilder & Associates


Structural engineer: Miller, Milston & Ferris
Builder: Civil & Civic
Status: Commercial office building
Materials: Steel frame, concrete floors, granite facades
Total floor area: 32,155 sq m
Footprint: 30m wide x 42m deep = 1,280 sq m




The upper-level void, external diagonal truss and to the flagstaff:



The ground level entrance & the huge atrium:

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***To view more pics: Capita Centre

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Discussion Starter · #4 · (Edited)
Little Rippa said:
..maybe some pics from further away ..
It's located in a narrow street sitting amongst other talls in the surrounding area. Due to this, a full-length Capita shot is very hard to get, even on the skyline as it is hidden from many angles.

Virtually getting further away from it as you possibly can whilst nearby in the same street:

 

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Here's a better photo of Capita Centre - taken in 1991 by Culwulla from Chifley Tower



Personally I really like this one - better than most of Seidlers other work (which I don't dislike, I just think this one is a standout) 9/10
 

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LOL It's still impossible to see all of the tower, from afar, top to bottom.

A lighter version:



I'm biased as I see it often and like it, especially the huge voids. It's also very slender. Nice.... 8.5 :)
 

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Bad design. 5/10
 

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It could have been terrible to have a standard 'dog box' entry to a building with zero setback on a narrow street. Instead.. the core of this building was punctuated with an open atrium. This not only open up the ground foyer area (with ample planting) but also allows the building to gain access to natural lighting & ventilation. And the sun shading panel / lourvers.. that has Seidler's name written all over it!!





 
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