Architectural firm Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners has completed the 34-storey 8 Chifley Square office tower in Sydney, Australia.
8 Chifley Square is situated in Sydney’s central business district (CBD) at the junction of Hunter Street and Elizabeth Street.
The tower features 19,100m² of office space, 36 parking spaces and space for 156 bicycles in two basement levels.
8 Chifley Square is made up of two stacked modules of 12 and nine floors, with seven sky villages ranging from 1,800m² to 2,650m² with two and three storey atria, separated by single floors.
The workspaces were created through a series of voids that vertically integrate up to three floors, allowing flexibility of configurations.
A five-storey void at the street level of the building will offer an entrance and add public space.
The building is expected to consume 50% less energy than that of a typical Sydney CBD office building.
Rogers Stirk Harbour, together with Lippman Partnership, has designed the tower for Australian real estate firm Mirvac. Arup was the structural engineer for the project.
Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners architect Ivan Harbour said that 8 Chifley’s emphasis is "on community, both indoors and out, from ground to roof" and celebrates Australia’s passion for a balanced quality of life and the great outdoors.
"The building finally forms a focus to Chifley Square, drawing the public plaza up to its front door and forming a great loggia for all Sydney-siders to enjoy," Harbour said.
In March 2012, 8 Chifley Square achieved a Six Star Green Star – Design Office v2 certified rating from the Green Building Council Australia.
Image: 8 Chifley Square is situated in Sydney’s central business district (CBD) at the junction of Hunter Street and Elizabeth Street. Photo: Courtesy of Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners.