Sydney Architecture Images- Central Business District

20 Martin Place


Crone Partners in collaboration with James Carpenter Design Associates (NY).


20 Martin Place (cnr Castlereagh / Martin Place)


 1972 ANZ Centre (22storey)
2014- the 1960s Modernist building was stripped of its cladding and floors (just the steel skeleton was left) and extended upwards. Good recycling of structural frame.


Millennium Minimalist Modernism (from the renderings, it looks very much like an early '60s Miesien box).


Steel frame.


Above- Construction images (December 2015)
Above- original architectural renderings (copyright architect)
Above- some demolition shots from April 2014. Pretty impressive skeleton.
Above- the previous building- 1972 ANZ Centre (22storey). Not such a bad looking facade.
Above- even earlier on the site. The Remington Typewriter building (only about twenty feet wide!). Photo ca. 1900.
More info-
The 22storey 1972 ANZ Centre cnr Castlereagh / Martin Place is being refurbed; they are adding some metres to north face of tower to place the new lift shaft.
And actually removing this buildings core and relocating the lifts to the northern edge. That's quite an engineering feat.
(old 60s bldgs were all the same. central cores which was very inefficient with floor layouts. pushing the lift core to back frees up the entire floor plate. just like new towers such as Deutschbank, 8chifley).
SCC database puts it at $A93 million.
There is a heavy focus on the retail podium and the establishment of a flagship retailer on Martin Place as well as reducing passive spaces and blank walls around the buildings three street frontages. The developer is also looking to better activate Hosking Place and ANZ will potentially open a large bank as shown in the renders


Client: Pembroke Real Estate
Location: Sydney,NSW
Area: 26,633m² GFA
Status: Development Application 2012
ESD: 5 Star Green Star Design; 5 Star NABERS

The vision for the refurbishment of 20 Martin Place is a comprehensive transformation of the existing early destination which creates vibrancy and activation in this prominent location. The refurbishment of the building has been sympathetically considered in line with the uniqueness of Martin Place, the requirements of LEP 2005 and preliminary discussions with both the City of Sydney and the Central Sydney Planning Committee.
With a prestigious commercial and retail address at the corner of Pitt Street and Martin Place, this existing 1974 steel structure building presents the opportunity to rebrand and reposition it within the market. The development seeks to retain the existing structure and to re-skin the building with a high performing, environmentally responsive façade system. The commercial floor plate has been extended to the north and the core relocated to achieve a typical NLA of approximately 800 m², an estimated addition of 160 m². The ground floor has been redesigned to enhance pedestrian amenity and activation with a flagship bank store to the corner of Pitt Street proposed, and further retail tenancies fronting Martin Place and Hosking Place.
The building is targeted to increase its 1 Star NABERS rating to a 5 Star NABERS and Green Star Rating through the upgrade of plant services, increased façade performance, greening of lower level roof terraces and improved workplace environment. Furthermore the development will reduce the number of car spaces and provide end of journey facilities for over 100 bikes.
The project was delivered by Crone Partners in collaboration with James Carpenter Design Associates.