Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat: Cities in the Third Millennium

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PLANNING AND ARCHITECTURE


Aurora Place Commercial Office Tower - 88 Phillip Street, Sydney

Rocco Bressi


1.1 INTRODUCTION

Aurora Place is a landmark mixed use development situated in the core of Sydney's Central Business District on the site of the former State Office Block.

The project, completed in December 2000, comprises a 44 level office tower, 18 level residential building and supporting retail facilities. The 4,262 square metre site is bounded by Phillip Street, Bent Street and Macquarie Street.

Aurora Place has been developed by Lend Lease and East Asia Property Group, the extraordinary design is the work of world renowned architect Renzo Piano. Bovis Lend Lease is responsible for the project management of the design and construction.

The office tower at Aurora Place has a net lettable area of 49,500 m2 and has attracted several pre-eminent companies as tenants such as ABN-Amro, Minter Ellison, Challenger International and the Executive Centre. The office tower not only boasts a prime location, landmark design and quality, it also rates as one of Sydney's most efficient and effective office towers.

Figure 1 East view of Aurora Place Development.

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