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Details

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Client
Baulderstone Hornibrook Pty Ltd
Location
Macquarie University Research Park, 1 Innovation Road Macquarie Park, Sydney
Value
25,000,000
Services
Full Architectural Services

Description

The five storey office building in the Macquarie University Research Park provides 10,000m2 of nett lettable office area with car parking in the basement levels.

The office floors are set around a central atrium forming two 1,000m2 floor plates at each floor. Nortel Networks, the major tenant occupies 6,500m2.

The atrium space rises through 6 storeys with extensive roof glazing allowing daylight to penetrate to the office floors at each level. The lifts are positioned in the atrium space with open lobby landings and bridges at each floor.

The building enclosure comprises floor to floor full height glazing in dark grey aluminium framing with black Vitrepanel cladding to the spandrels and parapet. Against this dark backdrop, aluminium blade screens on galvanised steel frames 1.2 metres from the face of the building assist in the control of daylight glare on the office floors and atrium.

For external architectural composition and to provide the opportunity for a variety of internal environments, the arrangement of blades on the panels varies between horizontal and vertical. Some groups of panels are omitted revealing the glass facade behind. The screens are made up of typical 4.2 metre x 4.8 metre modules establishing a compositional frame for the horizontal and vertical panel, colours and voids.

Location

Macquarie University Research Park, 1 Innovation Road Macquarie Park, Sydney

Awards

2006
The Royal Australian Institute of Architects Commendation for Commercial Architecture (NSW)