A Place of Convergence

A marker in an iconic skyline.


Holding an important corner within a rapidly changing part of Sydney’s CBD this 50,000 sqm workplace tower proposal creates a legible gateway to the Hunter Street Precinct and a marker in an iconic skyline.

Project details

This proposal was submitted as part of a City of Sydney design competition for Milligan Group.  The 50 storey boutique commercial tower comes to ground at the corner of Hunter and Pitt streets resolving in a series of high-end retail frontages, a reactivated and revitalised heritage laneway, and a breathable, elevated tenants lounge. 

The project was designed in collaboration with TTW, WSP and Dark Lightning.

Sydney, Australia
50,000 sqm
Dark Lightning, ASPECT Studios, TTW, WSP, NDY, Prism Facades, Creative Road


Sketch by Tim Moriarty (Yanyuwa), Director, Dark Lightning.

Connection to Country.

In deep time, thousands of years ago, Sydney Harbour is a valley, and Hunter Street is known as ‘heavy salt lands’ at Guru Badu (deep water). This is Gadigal Country — Gadi (grass) and Gal (people) in the Darug language.

Daranggara House.

Named after the cabbage palm (a symbol of indigenous sustainability), Daranggara House has a rich history of Indigenous custodianship converging with the project’s optimistic vision, to lead a sustainable future.

Regeneration of heritage and laneways.

Active civic amenity and an elevated tenants lounge.

An enriching workplace.

Performative, with sustainable impact.