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  7. 3XN Wins Approval for 200-Meter Tower in Sydney

3XN Wins Approval for 200-Meter Tower in Sydney

3XN Wins Approval for 200-Meter Tower in Sydney
3XN Wins Approval for 200-Meter Tower in Sydney, Courtesy of 3XN
Courtesy of 3XN

Update: 3XN's Quay Quarter Sydney has received final approval. The article below was originally published September 25, 2014, after the practice won the commission. New interior images have been added to the gallery.

3XN has won an international competition to design the “50 Bridge Street” tower and masterplan for the Quay Quarter Sydney (QQS) precinct. Just west of Jørn Utzon’s Opera House, the new tower will feature five rotating glass volumes, each equipped with a multi-level atria and views of the Sydney harbour. 

Courtesy of 3XN
Courtesy of 3XN

“This project looks at the ‘high rise’ in an entirely new way, from both the inside out and outside in,” said Kim Herforth Nielsen, founding partner and creative director of 3XN.  “Its dynamic, shifted massing maximizes views for all of the building’s users while also creating expansive open spaces that encourage the possibility for interaction, knowledge sharing and vertical connectivity.”

Courtesy of 3XN
Courtesy of 3XN
Courtesy of 3XN
Courtesy of 3XN

Lower levels, oriented towards the surrounding neighborhood, carefully shift to the east as the volumes rise to not only capture views of the Opera House but also self-shade its northern facade. Exterior terraces directly connect to the multi-level interior atrias, offering shared amenities and providing natural sunlight deep into the workspaces. 

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Courtesy of 3XN

According to the architects, 50 Bridge Street is the “first major project in the city since the Opera House.” It’s realization is expected to assist in the revitalization of Sydney’s northern central business district. Construction will begin in 2018.

Courtesy of 3XN
Courtesy of 3XN
  • Architects

    3XN
  • Location

    50 Bridge Street, Sydney NSW 2000, Australia
  • Developer

    AMP Capital
  • Area

    102000.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2018
Location to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Cite: Karissa Rosenfield. "3XN Wins Approval for 200-Meter Tower in Sydney" 24 Nov 2015. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/551323/3xn-wins-commission-to-design-200-meter-tower-in-sydney/> ISSN 0719-8884
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3XN建筑事务所悉尼200米高塔项目获批