Saturday, 20 November 2010

Sydney Open - Gateway/Weekend Reflections

Gateway is a 47-storey commercial office tower with panoramic views of Circular Quay and Sydney Harbour. This slender, diamond-shaped tower was developed in response to the site’s restrictive building envelope. To minimise horizontal wind deflection, the floor beams are rigidly connected to the central core walls. Design practice HASSELL was recently commissioned to create a new entry foyer and lobby for the building. A key design element was a ‘river of lights’ to enhance the angled geometry of the existing lobby and provide a unique artwork. A café was also integrated into the building’s entrance to create a social hub and breathe life into the connecting laneways. New lighting and mechanical systems also ensured that the upgrade complied with the latest standards for reducing energy consumption.

The "river of lights" and the view. Apart from the view and some terrific reflections I don't think the building has a lot to recommend it.
For more reflections visit James' Newtown Area Photo.

7 comments:

J Bar said...

I agree. I think out of place in its location but the reflections off it are great.

Jack said...

Lovely reflections. Reminds me of Boston's John Hancock Building.

Louis la Vache said...

Fine capture of the reflected clouds on the skyscraper, Ann.

Elisa said...

Amazing reflections and building :)
Best regards from Argentina

Gine said...

Très réussi ! La continuité du nuage dans l'immeuble en fait une image presque terrifiante !

bitingmidge said...

Perfect reflection composition Ann!
Sunshine Coast Daily Photo - Australia

namaki said...

an interesting cloud caught in the building !!