5 Martin Place

Consult Australia Awards for Excellence

Gold in Design Innovation

Australian Structural Institute (ASI) Steel Excellence Awards - National Awards

Buildings – Large projects
National Winner

Australian Structural Institute (ASI) Steel Excellence Awards – State Division Awards

Buildings – Large projects (NSW/ACT)

Engineers Australia Engineering Excellence Awards – New South Wales Division

Excellence Award (Building and Structures)

IStructE (Institution of Structural Engineers) Structural Awards (UK)

Award for Commercial or Retail Structures

Australian Institute of Architecture National Awards

Commercial Architecture National award

Heritage National award

Aurecon’s creative response to the challenge of increasing the net lettable area of this iconic landmark was an innovative cantilever with an elegant V-shaped bracing on four sides of the tower.

With no benchmark design available for this unique solution, the team dug deep developing a particular set of criteria to predict the long-term global movement of the tower structure.

The team’s out-of-the-box thinking created a premium grade building with large floor plates free of any intrusive conventional bracing elements. The technical innovation was manifestly successful when in November 2014, following the removal of the props holding up the newly-built floors overhanging the heritage building below, the building movement measured as predicted.

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