Connecting a bustling workplace to its heritage surroundings.
85 Macquarie Street responds to its heritage context, whilst playing a key role in the future development of Parramatta as an urban centre.
85 Macquarie Street
Client Holdmark Construction
Date 2018 - Ongoing
Site area 1,203 sqm
Location Parramatta, NSW
GFA 9,668 sqm
Indigenous Country Burramattagal & Dharug
NLA 8,804 sqm
Parramatta is developing an important change, becoming an urban centre where 85 Macquarie Street plays a big role, due to its strategic location and connection to PSQ, Centenary Square, the new library, and Macquarie Street.
The building form responds to the solar plane with a series of terraced balconies from the office floors on the top levels.
The location of the core and shape of the floor plate provides efficient, flexible workplaces.
This commercial development responds to its context, integrating Heritage elements in the design.
The facade relates directly with the neighbouring heritage Murray’s Building as well as indigenous aboriginal concepts that are used as part of the landscape, public domain artworks, signage, and way-finding.
Unlike the typical glass-box office buildings, the terracotta and sandstone help to read the heritage interpretation and the sustainable approach of this project.
Sustainability has been a key factor in the design process, aiming for a 5 Star Green Star.