New South Wales
Grimshaw’s 27-storey workplace, the Poly Centre, is in the emerging Alfred, Pitt, Daley and George (APDG) precinct, adjacent to Circular Quay.
The design, sculptural in form, manifests as a tripartite composition: east-facing core, 27-storey central tower facing westward, and an 11-storey tower formed by a series of cantilevered arches in dialogue with this historically significant precinct.
The expressed vertical blades on the western façades enable transparency to the street at the same time as shading occupants at different times of day. Conceived as a series of vertical villages in expansive double-height volumes that allow tenants to work with the highest level of amenity but also a heightened sense of community. The interior utilizes daylight in a way that enhances the spaces within to produce a truly leading-edge workplace with wellness central in the design.
The building targets a 5-star Green Star As-Built rating and a 5-star NABERS Energy rating.