It’s already receiving acclaim as the location of Sydney’s best rooftop and now our transformation of 44 Martin Place is shortlisted for Australia’s 2022 New South Wales (NSW) Architecture Awards in the Heritage category for Adaptive Reuse.
Tasked with reinventing the state-listed heritage building into a modern, highly interconnected workplace – and restoring its much-loved 1930s sandstone exterior – we introduced a central open atrium across 10 floors and a new floating pavilion alongside a garden terrace on the building’s rooftop. The result combines all the magic and grace of a significant historic building with the ease and flow of a contemporary, open workplace.
Located in the heart of Sydney’s central business district, 44 Martin Place anchors two of the city’s most vibrant and significant corridors – Castlereagh Street, a highly regarded retail destination, and Martin Place, a ceremonial and recreational realm, which also functions as a pedestrian plaza.
With its prominent position both geographically and in the hearts and minds of locals, the reimagining of 44 Martin Place not only succeeds in enhancing the building’s accessibility to the public but also in re-igniting its landmark presence.