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Podium redevelopment reponds to the identity of its three street frontages whilst maintaining a consistent architectural language.
Addressing the intersection of York, Market and Clarence Streets in Sydney’s central business district, the podium redevelopment at 44 Market Street increases tenant amenity and contributes to the central business district through thoughtful integration of architecture, urban, interior and landscape design.
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The project fronts three streets – each with their own programmatic identity. The design responds to each street’s character whilst maintaining a consistent architectural language that feels of place within it’s context and creates a dialogue between the existing tower and the ‘inserted’ spaces.
The York Street side comprises an updated tower lobby facing extruded landscaped forms that provide seating, improved public domain and two retail tenancies innovatively integrated into the space. The corner cafe – at only one metre deep – folds out from the eastern facade creating Sydney’s shallowest cafe.
Around the corner on Market Street are two multi-level retail tenancies that offer leafy vistas towards the QVB retail centre and create visual activation to the public domain.
The Clarence Street side provides a food and beverage hub
The four spaces are defined by a facade made of 7,300 hand-cast Murano Glass bricks. The striking facade is a contemporary response to the site’s location within the ‘Clarence Street Historical Character Zone’ and its brownstone buildings from the Victorian and Federation eras.