Macquarie Group

1 Martin Place, Sydney

The project’s biggest design challenge was the construction of an atrium connecting all 7 levels within the core of the building

The refurbishment of Macquarie Group’s workplace at No.1 Martin Place involved cutting through concrete floors to connect Levels 1-7 within a seven-storey atrium in the core of the building.  Construction of this dynamic feature took place within a fully occupied building, and in close proximity to a shared common wall with the Westin Hotel.

Attention to construction staging, vibration testing and monitoring, were crucial to the successful outcome – delivering a vibrant collaboration and innovation hub, centred around a jagged, Escher-like staircase in radiant purple.  The stairway’s backdrop combines a range of industrial materials – including raw concrete, cement sheeting, various timbers, and exposed ceilings and services.

Client: Macquarie Group

Architect: Fitzpatrick & Partners

Builder: Buildcorp

Value: $35M

Completion: 2015

Sector: Commercial

Services: Structural

Awards:

  • AIA NSW – Interior Fitout Finalist