quay quarter tower by 3XN overlooks the sydney opera house quay quarter tower by 3XN overlooks the sydney opera house
sep 25, 2014

quay quarter tower by 3XN overlooks the sydney opera house

quay quarter tower by 3XN overlooks the sydney opera house
all images courtesy of 3XN




danish architecture office 3XN has unveiled news that it is underway on the design of the 50 bridge street ‘quay quarter tower’ in sydney, sited near the city’s landmark opera house. the office high rise will serve as a destination for local and international businesses, and be a bold addition to the community’s skyline. the tower’s composition stacks distorted glass volumes upon one another, and rises to a height of 200 meters (656 feet). this arrangement breaks down the massive scale of the structure to provide more-intimate and interconnected spaces with access to internal atria. additionally, a series of external terraces are created allowing for vegetation, amenity spaces, and increased daylight.

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the office high rise will serve as a destination for local and international businesses




the high rise marks the first major architectural contribution by a danish office in the city since jørn utzon designed the landmark opera house in 1973.


‘this project looks at the ‘high rise’ in an entirely new way, from both the inside out and outside in,’ said kim herforth nielsen, founding partner and creative director of 3XN‘its dynamic, shifted massing maximizes views for all of the building’s users while also creating expansive open spaces that encourage the possibility for interaction, knowledge sharing and vertical connectivity.’

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the rotation of stacked glass building volumes allows for numerous outdoor terraces

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