This tower, built in 1974 and located right in the heart of Sydney’s central business district, was outdated. The 20 Martin Place could not be replaced, due to its location and weight, so instead, it was refurbished. Being such an iconic commercial center where hundreds of people go by every day, the massive renovation required the best professionals in the sector.
Located on the corner of Pitt Street and Martin Place in Sydney’s CBD, the architectural vision of Crone Partners and James Carpenter & Associates was to create a contemporary, clean, commercial building. Its old-fashioned brown façade system that did not suit the surrounding area. The goal was to bring sophistication and harmonious ambience to the 1970’s heritage building. One of the main requirements was to remove the old brown façade and replace it with new high-performing, environmentally façade system.
To create a smooth connection with the street and this Class-A building, the team added a three-story glass podium to the building’s base, extending it to the side lane.