The EY Centre

Commercial / Jan - Feb 2018

The EY Centre

by Lakshmi Menon

The term business district often generates an imagery of skylines dotted with steel-grey, extensively glazed, monolithic office towers. Their potential to engage with the human scale—to improve well-being and contribute to the urban streetscape and natural environment—is vastly untapped.

The EY Centre presents a climate-responsive office tower typology that derives its materiality of form from its urban context, engendering a warm and humane workplace whilst activating the ground plane.

Located at the edge of Sydney’s Tank Stream (the first water source of New South Wales), the 36-storey building embraces its historical setting in its use of traditional materials such as timber, wood and glass, in conjunction with advanced technology systems. The tight, irregular-shaped site comprises two rounded rectangular towers with office spaces facing northwest. This advantageously maximises daylight exposure while providing spectacular views towards the waterfront harbour.

Project Name The EY Center
Location 22 June 2016
Gross Floor Area 43,935 square meters
Building Height 155 meters
Client/Owner Mirvac Property Trust and AMP Capital Wholesale Office Fund
Architectural Firm Francis-Jones Morehen Thorp Pty Ltd
Principal Architects Richard Francis-Jones
Main Contractor Mirvac Constructions Pty Lmiited
Mechanical &Electrical Engineer Arup
Civil &Structural Engineer BG&E
Images/Photos Demas Rusli; Owen Sharp; John Gollings; Rodrigo Vargas; Francis-Jones Morehen Thorp Pty Ltd

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