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200 George Street
Sydney

Bates Smart’s vision for this landmark site is to create a symbolic gateway in the city. The building design forms a civic gateway with Grosvenor Place; at street scale it forms a gateway to the new APDG urban park.

The park connection is expressed through the creation of vertical hanging gardens in the podium that animate and humanise the streetscape.

The building’s form is sculpted to respond to its surroundings; resonating with Grosvenor Place, view sharing with the St George Building and maximising the iconic views of Sydney harbour available from the office floor.

The floor plate is an open, contiguous plan that maximises connectivity and views, while locating the core where views are constricted.

The facade’s passive shading is designed to enhance the building’s geometry and respond to solar orientation, reducing heat load without loss of views or reliance on mechanical blinds or louvres.

Initiatives to reduce energy demand, to increase the indoor environmental quality of the building, and to minimise environmental impact from the whole-of-life of the building were incorporated from the outset.

Client:
Mirvac Projects

Area:
43,000 sqm

Completion:
October 2011 (City of Sydney Design Competition)

Downloads:
200_George_Street.pdf



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