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Aurora Place

Identification

Aurora Place
108310

Map

Structure in General

skyscraper
existing [completed]
concrete
light gray
postmodernism

Usage

commercial office

Facts

  • The building has an unusual geometric shape where not one panel was parallel to any grid.
  • Purchase transaction completed January 2001 for $485 million.
  • The curved and twisted shape of east façade is aimed to correspond spatially with Sydney Opera House.
  • The east façade bulges out slightly from its base, reaching its maximum width at the top floors.
  • Aurora Place was the winner of prestigious 2002 Property Council of Australia Rider Hunt Award, handled out for technical and financial qualities.
  • The exterior glass curtain-wall extends beyond the main frame, creating an illusion of its independence.
  • The assumptions of a planned tower were first presented to the Central Sydney Planning Committee in 1996, when three main architecs: Mark Carroll, Shunji Ishida and Renzo Piano put forward the innovative project.
  • The steel spire attached to north facade is 75m in length.

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More Information

Location

88 Phillip Street, 144 Maquarie Street
2000
Australia

Technical Data

718.01 ft
718.01 ft
616.80 ft
541.34 ft
41
1998
2000

Involved Companies

Architect:

Also recorded for this building:

acoustics consultant, civil engineering, developer, elevator supplier, facade engineering, facade maintenance system supplier, facade supplier, general contractor, glass supplier, landscape architect, MEP engineering, project management, quantity surveyor, real estate agent, structural engineering, traffic consultant, wind surveyor, window installation

Features & Amenities

  • One of the city's famous buildings