Expressive and sculptural in form
To realise the potential of this design, our structural experts positioned the tower core to the side of the footprint to create large floor plates. This opens up what would otherwise have been a tight site, and delivers a highly efficient, contiguous floor plate ideal for flexible workplace planning.
WSP engineered the interface with Sydney Metro tunnels which runs east west through the site under the building footprint. The post tension floor plate spans from the core to the façade columns, giving a clear span space for the office.
210 George Street - Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
The architecturally design façade columns create an arch form that is reflected in the façade profile. The Arch columns are used structurally and help reduce the spans of the post tension floor, lowering the reinforcing rates across the structure.
The precast façade was then used architecturally to enable the structure to be constructed quicker than a conventional reinforced concrete solution.
The roof of the building is a curved steel portal frame that exposes the frame to the penthouse office suite, which aesthetically mirrors the reinforced concrete arch lower in the structure.