Barrack Place, exterior. Photo © FloodSlicer Pty Ltd.

Arup offices at Barrack Place 2018

Sunday 4 November

151 Clarence Street, Sydney

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Architectus (Base build)

Additional architects

HASSELL (Arup studio fit-out)

Global design and engineering practice Arup unveils its new offices for Sydney Open, inviting the public in for a rare glimpse of the spaces now inspiring them to redefine what is possible in the built environment. The offices are located in the CBD heritage pocket of Barrack Place, in one of Sydney’s few commercial buildings to open this year.

The fit-out by HASSELL focuses on design innovation and wellbeing, and includes individual and group studios, an experimental space, an outdoor terrace, a yoga and meditation room, ergonomic furniture and resort-style end-of-trip facilities. Acoustics, natural light, access to views and indoor air quality have all been rigorously resolved in this workplace. A low-energy underfloor ventilation system – unique to commercial buildings – provides the highest indoor air quality with no pollutants, a process aided by the abundance of indoor plants. The office demonstrates world leadership in sustainable design and received a 6 Star Green Star Interiors v1.1 Design Review Certified rating.

Cutting through the floor plates are a dramatic central void and an internal staircase that links the studio levels. Visitors enter via the Business Lounge and can tour the Arup Gallery, where exhibitions are curated around issues aligning with Arup’s mission to ‘shape a better world’. Arup is a partner and strategic adviser to the C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group, of which Sydney is a member.

On Sunday 4 November

What’s open?

Levels 5 and 6, including an external terrace

Talks, tours & more

Arup's new art Gallery will showcase their first installation by artist Penelope Davis. Inspired by a 'bloom' of jellyfish Penelope created the 50 silicon sculptures in Sea-change as a thoughtful meditation on the impact of human consumption and waste. Children are invited to create their own 'bloom' at the colouring station inspired by Sea-change.


to know

  • Photography allowed

  • Lines expected

  • Pram friendly

  • Accessible

Opening hours

10am – 4pm

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151 Clarence Street, Sydney

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Clarence Street


Arup offices at Barrack Place’s participation has been made possible by Investa.