North Sydney Commerce Centre
The vision is to create a commercial building that will deliver a 21st century design with flexible floorplates to reinvigorate North Sydney as part of global Sydney.
The tower design will create a new gateway to North Sydney; anchoring the north-west corner of the CBD. The asymmetrical composition of forms will create a dynamic tower where each volume responds to its respective orientation and solar aspect; creating a unique tower which varies depending on the vantage point.
The resulting built form provides for a major public space for the people of North Sydney in the form of a naturally ventilated all weather Garden Plaza, which will be a major extension of the Berry Street Special Area.
There is a design commitment to achieve a minimum Five Star Green Star Rating for building. Specific environmental benefits explored will include natural ventilation to the podium, orientation specific sun shading to minimise heat gain, low temperature VAV or chilled beams, rainwater recycling, solar water heating, and low embodied energy in materials.
Winten Property Group
September 2010 (Part 3A application)