The 25 Martin Place was designed by architect Harry Seidler in 1969. The concept design focuses on improving urban connections and reinstating lost laneways. 

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LOCATION: Sydney, Australia

CLIENT: QIC, GPT and Seventh Wave

DATE: 2014-2015

STATUS: Concept Design

SIZE: Approx. 6,500m² retail (at Levels 7, 8 and 9)

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Architecture: ACME (Brett Lambie, Friedrich Ludewig, Ana Arebola Martinez Ying Teh, Katrina Varian, Chris Yoo)

Collaborating Architects: Harry Seidler & Associates, Woods Bagot 

The 25 Martin Place includes an important public plaza with retail units at ground level and a food court and arcade on lower ground floor level. The challenging historic site in central Sydney requires some urban rethinking to improve the retail spaces of the lower ground, ground and upper ground floors.

The massing study introduces new volumes, which endevour to sit quietly beside the dominating brutalist forms of Seidler. By studying the geometrical forms of the Seidler and Nervi structures within the existing MLC, our design aims to compliment and not detract from the brutalist modern architecture.

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