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Ingenhoven Architects and Architectus to design 80-storey George Street tower

Ingenhoven Architects and Architectus have won a competition for the design of a 270-metre mixed-use tower on Sydney’s George Street.

505-523 George Street by Ingenhoven Architects and Architectus.

505-523 George Street by Ingenhoven Architects and Architectus.

Image: Doug and Wolf

The 80-storey tower will feature a slender, curving profile and is described by the developer as an “environmentally and socially sustainable future-oriented development.”

The two practices previously collaborated on the 1 Bligh Street commercial tower in Sydney’s CBD. The tower received a number of awards, including the Harry Seilder Award for Commercial Architecture at the 2012 National Architecture Awards.

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Christopher Ingenhoven, founder of Ingenhoven Architects, said, “Now we have combined our expertise once again by designing a tower which will be highly integrated in the existing surroundings and offer a great public domain. This urban approach is based on the philosophy of a well-connected public and conceives of the tower as being a ‘friendly neighbour.’

“The combination of different uses and the timeless design of the building are integral parts of an environmentally sustainable approach but also expression of a deep understanding of the project goals.”

Ray Brown, managing director of Architectus, said the tower was a “very exciting project for Sydney.”

505-523 George Street by Ingenhoven Architects and Architectus.

505-523 George Street by Ingenhoven Architects and Architectus.

Image: Doug and Wolf

“It will rejuvenate George Street’s entertainment precinct with new retail, community facilities, potential hotel and high-quality apartments.

“The tower will present as a singular elegant form on the skyline of Sydney with the vertical structure emphasizing height and slenderness while the subtle curving facade addresses views in all directions.”

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