Awards Winner, Sustainable Development award in the UDIA NSW Awards for Excellence 2013.
Winner, Best Sustainable Development – New buildings in the Property Council of Australia Innovation and Excellence Awards 2014.
Net Lettable Area 12,040 sqm
Borne out of a design excellence competition, 5 Murray Rose is a 13,300sqm commercial building with associated retail and basement parking, and is the first in a family of commercial, residential and retail buildings as part of a masterplan for the site.
The desire to create a strong connection and dialogue with the public domain has strongly influenced the form and character of the building.
The solid base holds the building to the street, sculptured to respond to the changing ground plane condition and movement patterns around the site. Floating above the ground plane, separated by a change in façade articulation the upper levels have been ‘split’ into two bar forms. Taking on the hues of the geological profiles found on the site, terracotta façade panels provide horizontal bands of varying colours between clear vision panels.
Fundamental to the development of the building has been the integration of a clear environmental strategy to ensure that a robust framework is setup to successfully integrate services, environmental and amenity initiatives within the architectural design from an early stage. The development is one of the first
6-star Green Star rated commercial buildings in Sydney.