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Aurora Place

Identification

Aurora Place
108310

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Structure in General

skyscraper
existing [completed]
concrete
light gray
postmodernism

Usages

commercial office

Facts

  • The east façade bulges out slightly from its base, reaching its maximum width at the top floors.
  • The curved and twisted shape of east façade is aimed to correspond spatially with Sydney Opera House.
  • Aurora Place was the winner of prestigious 2002 Property Council of Australia Rider Hunt Award, handled out for technical and financial qualities.
  • The building has an unusual geometric shape where not one panel was parallel to any grid.
  • The steel spire attached to north facade is 75m in length.
  • The exterior glass curtain-wall extends beyond the main frame, creating an illusion of its independence.
  • Purchase transaction completed January 2001 for $485 million.
  • 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.

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Location

88 Phillip Street, 144 Maquarie Street
2000
Aurora Place
City of Sydney
Sydney
New South Wales
Australia

Technical Data

718.01 ft
718.01 ft
616.80 ft
541.34 ft
41
1998
2000

Involved Companies

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

Features & Amenities

  • One of the city's famous buildings
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