Aurora Place

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Height: To Tip
218.9 m / 718 ft
Height: Architectural
218.9 m / 718 ft
Aurora Place Outline
Floors Above Ground
# of Elevators
Top Elevator Speed
7 m/s
Tower GFA
46,500 m² / 500,522 ft²


Official Name Aurora Place
Structure Type Building
Status Completed
Country Australia
City Sydney
Street Address & Map 88 Phillip Street
Postal Code 2000
Building Function office
Structural Material concrete
Construction Start 1998
Completion 2000
Rankings Click arrows to view the next taller/shorter buildings
Regional Ranking #29 Tallest in Oceania
National Ranking #29 Tallest in Australia
City Ranking #8 Tallest in Sydney

Companies Involved

Developer Lendlease; East Asia Property Group
Design Renzo Piano Building Workshop
Architect of Record Innovarchi
Structural Engineer
Design Arup; Taylor Thomson Whitting
MEP Engineer
Design Arup; Flannigan Lawson Engineers; DP Consulting Group
Project Manager Bovis Lend Lease
Main Contractor Bovis Lend Lease
Other Consultant
• Artist John Firth-Smith; Bill Henson
• Civil Jeff Moulsdale & Associates Pty Ltd
• Interiors HPA Architects; Conybeare Morrison and Partners
• Landscape Belt Collins Australia
• Quantity Surveyor Page Kirkland Partnership Pty Ltd
Material Supplier
• Cladding Permasteelisa Group
• Elevator KONE
• Paint/Coating AkzoNobel

About Aurora Place

Overlooking Sydney’s Royal Botanic Gardens, Aurora Place features a main lobby entrance fronting directly upon the street, clad with terracotta panels and highly transparent glass and is set within a recession in the overall slender building form. The building rises from the street with a curved glass and aluminum façade creating an oval shape with notched ends. The building is a concrete structure with an oval shaped structural core and twelve perimeter columns lining the building exterior, creating a column free interior for the office space on each floor. The façade continues past the occupiable floors creating a distinctive crown made up curved fins masking the building’s mechanical penthouse and visually terminating with a single spire aligned to the northern tip of the building.

Aurora Place is the taller component of a two building which also features a shorter residential building comprised of 62 units. Between the buildings is an open-air public passageway covered with cable suspended glass canopy, creating an inviting pedestrian environment at the ground level with what would otherwise be the rear exteriors of both buildings.

CTBUH Initiatives

Building Tours Accompanying Meetings with ACTBUH
9-15 Nov 2008 – Tour Report

Green or Grey - The Aesthetics of Tall Building Sustainability
9-15 Nov 2008 – Event Report

Research Papers

Aurora Place Commercial Office Tower – 88 Phillip Street, Sydney
Feb 2001 – CTBUH 2001 6th World Congress, Melbourne

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