dramatic, naturally-ventilated central atrium connects the office
workers with nature at the inner depths of the plan, giving a sense of
openness for the entire building. The series of communal spaces
throughout the building, and especially the fantastic rooftop garden,
add greatly to the quality of life for the tenants.”
1 Bligh Street, Sydney, Australia
A difficult site in Sydney’s central business district was transformed by 1 Bligh Street’s elliptical tower, which offers tenants several ground-breaking technological advances. The centerpiece is Australia’s tallest naturally ventilated skylit atrium, trimmed in glass and aluminum, which soars the full height of the building. Other innovations include a double-skin, naturally-ventilated glass façade and a hybrid system using gas and solar energy to generate cooling, heating and electricity for the building.