Quay Quarter Tower
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Quay Quarter Tower: the shape of revolutionary thinking.
Redefining the future of work
Quay Quarter Tower will be a world first vertical village that redefines the future of work. Offering some of Sydney’s best views, this transformative statement on Sydney’s skyline is profoundly focused on promoting human interactions to drive business success.
Delivering a truly activated vertical village, Quay Quarter Tower is set to be a powerful enabler of change; a zone of diversity, creativity and connectivity that will revolutionise how people work. Quay Quarter Tower sets a new global benchmark in workplace design and innovation.
In what is considered a world-first innovation and sustainability initiative by developer AMP Capital, rather than demolish and rebuild the 50 Bridge Street skyscraper, it is being upcycled, retaining 60% of the existing core structure. The tower is expanded, improved and recycled to create the new state-of-the-art Quay Quarter Tower with its new façade and building services, and doubled floor plate size.
Innovative ‘deconstructable’ sections of structure enable the atria sizes and configurations to be adjusted over the life of the building, providing dynamic multi-storey spaces that ensure tenancy future-proofing and workplace flexibility.
The design optimises the embodied energy and resources inherent in the existing building and results in a saving of 6,100,000 tonnes of carbon emissions in addition to reduced construction time and environmental impact. The project is targeting a 5.5 star NABERS energy rating and has attained a 6-star Green Star Office Energy Rating.
The tower’s rotating forms and unique façade maximise natural light and harbour views, while ensuring excellent thermal comfort, spiral staircases and multi-floor atria promote human interactions and better business.
One of the most structurally ambitious projects in the Southern Hemisphere, BVN are Multiplex’s Lead Consultant working in collaboration with 3XN, Arup, Aspect Studios and BG&E to transform the centre core 50-storey commercial tower of mid-20th Century lineage into a model of 21st Century working and urban reinvigoration. The building is being developed by AMP Capital on behalf of its investors.
From technology including enterprise-grade wireless and embedded smart systems, to the myriad of flexible spaces that allow the workspace to be responsive to employee needs, Quay Quarter Tower has been thoughtfully designed to maximise business performance and potential.
The building is divided in to five separate volumes, placing an atrium and terrace at the base of each. This careful curation of environments extends from the Podium Garden – where a multi-mode terrace acts as an informal meeting room, a yoga studio or an event space – to the broader precinct – where one acre of green space offers new aspects and opportunities for relaxation and reflection, as well as access to world-class artwork.