New South Wales
Adaptive reuse project at the heart of Sydney’s CBD.
86 years after its grand opening, 75-77 Pitt Street, the former Royal Exchange Assurance Building continues to push boundaries for the future of CBD office towers.
The Sydney branch of the Royal Exchange Assurance Building, is an iconic modernist building. Originally designed by Melbourne-based modernist architectural partnership of Seabrook and Fildes, it is an innovative twelve-storey building of Inter War Functionalist style. As the first full glass façade building and “Modernist style high-rise building” in Sydney, it holds a particular significance as a turning point in Australia’s architectural history, indicating the arrival of the international high-rise office in Sydney.
The project flags the future of adaptive reuse for the longevity of Sydney. Integrating the heritage of the city to create inspiring modern spaces, practical to contemporary requirements.