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Sydney’s Vertical Village Takes Shape

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Sydney’s Vertical Village Takes Shape

Tim Gibson

5 March 2020

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CONSTRUCTION works on Sydney’s Quay Quarter Tower are progressing at pace. The unique project is shaping up to be a striking new addition to the city’s iconic skyline.

The 50-storey structure is designed to feature the latest in commercial office technology and will have a 6-star Green Star and 5.5 Star NABERS rating.

Above: The new Quay Quarter Tower is being built around the existing AMP Centre (image courtesy of Multiplex).

The tower will build on the already existing AMP Centre, retaining 68% of the original structure, extending the building’s height from 188-metres to 216 and adding substantial floor space.

Above: The facade beginning to be installed (image courtesy of Multiplex). 

The new tower, which will envelope the AMP Centre, is designed by Danish architect 3XN and is being built by Multiplex.

3XN have envisioned a series of rotating volumes, each maximising natural light and each acting as a distinct vertical village.

Above: The tower will appear as a series of twisting volumes (image courtesy of 3XN Architects). 

Construction progress has been rapid with the northern slab demolition already past its halfway mark, while the building’s new core has started to emerge. Chillers have been installed, as have the first of 4,790 facade panels.

The project has been hailed as an exemplary way to redevelop city blocks and create greener, better-connected neighbourhoods.

The tower is expected to be completed in 2022.

You can learn more about the project in our documentary:


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