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And we have our first individual proposal for Barangaroo South!!

Working Name - C4 Tower
Height - 178m
No. stories - 43
Total GFA - 109,964 sq m
Commercial GFA - 97,411 sq m
Retail GFA - 10,683 sq m
Community Use GFA - 1,870 sq m
No. carparks - 181
No. bike spaces - 708

Source: http://majorprojects.planning.nsw.gov.au/index.pl?action=view_job&job_id=3800

The following was posted by Cul in the Barangaroo thread. We thought it'd be a good idea to separate it out for individual discussion and leave the Barangaroo thread to talk about the concept plan, Barangaroo Central and the Headland Park.

C4 TOWER!!
96,000SQM!
178m above street level/
43floors

yellow framing

large pic of heights
http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1390/5162417909_33158f7651_o.jpg


more elevations later



 

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Wow, that has Rogers all over it! I was wondering whether or not he would leave his trademark because the concept showed plain glass. Interesting. You can see the similarities to Goodsell.
 

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I'm happy with it. The yellow bracing is superb. A thumbs up for the skygardens.

96 000 sq/m would make it the largest office building in Australia.
 

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I was failing to see the excitement and wondered if you had all lost your minds, but the renders of the base give me some hope, I like the colour, otherwise I am not excited.
 

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I am. It looks terrific with the forms moving in varying directions, the variation in detail & material and the lightness of the structure belying its size.
 

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time to pop the champagne!

although this building does remind me of some of the stuff that's splattered along the waterfront in Barcelona... a bit early 90's

what's the rough timeline for this baby?
 

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It looks like a standard block to me with some yellow bracing tacked onto it
 

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FROM WEST;





THE SAME VIEW AS PER ENVELOPES ATTACKED BY NIMBYS; (notice the smaller size and how much better it looks as a building than an envelope, NIMBYs)




 

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It's going to be a pretty boring building once the yellow bracing is replaced with silver (for the same reasons the yellow bracing on the Goodsell tower has been replaced).
 

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No probs!!

My interest in Barangaroo was waning because of the trickle of information we were receiving but it has been revived by this first proposal!! It is great to see progress on something we have all been arguing and fighting for for almost 12 months!

Whilst the building itself is far from architecturally groundbreaking, it looks good, obviously has the floorplate size that tenants are looking for and will be the first step towards the Rogersization of the western waterfront. It is far from an eyesore and only really stands out from the west and south - but only because there is nothing next to it (yet)! From the north it looks just about perfect, gels with the existing skyline and instead of it trickling off from the talls in the north-east of the CBD, it extends the height and shape of the skyline to the west. The hint of industry is evident in the piping on the northern side of the building and whilst this is trademark Rogers it is also fitting for the industrial history of the site!
 

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Good effort. It doesn't look too bad at all. I just hope both other commercial towers step up from it rather than having another one that is exactly the same size, and potentially the same look too.
 

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Delighted to see more detail on the first building, and a great milestone. The height is good, but the design could be better. A bit square (in every sense of the word) for my liking. Not a stunner, but hopefully just adding context so the next ones can blow our minds away!

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10 november 2010 | Sydney's world leading Barangaroo development unveils model for future office buildings

http://barangaroosouth.com.au/10-November-2010---/default.aspx

The public exhibition of the first of the three major office buildings at Barangaroo South commenced today, unveiling a new model for offices of the future.

The first office building is the middle tower of three that form the commercial heart of Barangaroo. It fits within the approved building envelope of the existing 2009 Concept Plan, so it can progress with its planning application ahead of the proposed Concept Plan Amendment, which is currently being considered by the NSW Department of Planning.

This first commercial office building was designed by Ivan Harbour and Lord Richard Rogers, of the internationally acclaimed architects, Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners of London. Other design contributors included award-winning Australian architect Ken Maher, international authority on office and future workplace design Frank Duffy, and world leading environmental engineer Guy Battle.

The three Barangaroo South office buildings will enhance Sydney as a global city and a leading financial services centre.

The buildings have been designed with the best architectural, urban design and sustainability principles to meet the needs and requirements of the world’s most progressive businesses, including:
• large, clear and open floor plates that improve productivity and communication
• healthier and more attractive environments with abundant natural light that provide great places to work and to visit
• connected and accessible locations that offer immediate access to quality amenities
• flexible workspace that is adapted to the latest working practices and business models
• buildings that deliver the most advanced environmental and sustainability outcomes
• the latest information technology to assist businesses be more efficient and productive

When compared to typical Sydney office buildings, the Barangaroo South office buildings will use 75% less energy, recycle all water, and divert over 80% of their operational waste away from landfill.

David Hutton, Group Head of Development at Lend Lease, commented; “We’re setting new standards in terms of world class design at Barangaroo, producing workspaces and workplaces that meet and exceed the needs of leading global businesses. The current 6 Star Green Star benchmark is just a starting point for our buildings which take advantage of shared, precinct-wide infrastructure and services to deliver a carbon neutral, water positive and zero waste outcome. Barangaroo South will set new sustainability benchmarks, not just for Sydney or Australia, but for commercial developments anywhere in the world.”

All buildings at Barangaroo South will benefit from an innovative shared basement design. The technology and infrastructure included in these basements will play a key role in achieving new environmental benchmarks. An additional benefit of the shared basement structure is that delivery and service vehicles will access the site and buildings via the basement level. This will reduce congestion at ground level and provide priority for pedestrians in surrounding streets and laneways.

A variety of shops, services and a childcare centre at podium levels of the first commercial building will ensure the surrounding areas are activated.

Mr Hutton concluded: “Once completed, the first office building – together with its two sibling buildings at Barangaroo South – will define the heart of this green extension to Sydney’s CBD.

“Barangaroo South will help create a new, vibrant waterfront, showcase Australia’s sustainability leadership and support Sydney’s economy and its position as a major south-east Asian financial centre. In short, it will help define Sydney as a leading 21st century world city providing for jobs, economic growth and great public places for Sydneysiders and visitors alike.”

The detailed planning application documents will be available for people to view and comment on at the Department of Planning’s Information Centre, 23-33 Bridge Street, Sydney and online at www.planning.nsw.gov.au. The public exhibition runs from 10 November 2010 until 10 December.
 

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Not bad at all. The first render caused me to gasp a bit in horror, but the following ones put me a bit more at ease... the beauty will be in the finishes and detail I think. It's also a big ugly bitch looking from the north, so hopefully the tower immediately next to it is higher, built soon (to block that plain section - maybe the core- that runs the entire height), and a bit prettier. Hopefully they pull out the big guns and make the tallest one the most showy one.

I'm assuming no roof feature is intentional so it doesn't steal focus from the hotel or the tower to the north that I assume/hope will be 20 - 50m higher??
 

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^^

The building to the north will be about 30m taller but probably a similar size (in terms of width). However, the bulk of the tallest tower will be somewhat broken up by the residential towers that are built to the north of it. The tallest is ~170-175m on the southern edge of the cove whilst the other two I think are 150m and 130m on the northern side of the cove. I agree in hoping that they really go after the tallest with some architectural bite - some may look at it as competing with the hotel but on the flip side it could be seen as a complimentary effect.

There is no roof feature because there is a large photovoltaic feature on top of the roof. Probably will be similar for the other two office towers.
 

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I certainly like the 'bulkness' of the building. So far OK but I was hoping for a design with a bit more of an edge to it. ;)
 

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It's the envelope...with yellow braces. I'd hardly call it inspiring or special. In fact, I'm actually pretty disappointed, particularly with the base of it.

Worst is the side that you see from the West. What is up with the giant white stripes up the side of it? Looks bloody horrible!
 
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