Heart of Glass: 1 Bligh St Sydney

Dir. Peter Hyatt

Producers: HyattGallery

Duration: 53 minutes

Language: English

The documentary is produced by Peter Hyatt of Hyatt and Associates and follows the 12 year journey to build 1 Bligh Street located in Sydney CBD. Winner of the DEXUS/City of Sydney design competition, 1 Bligh Street signifies to Sydney a departure from conservative office design and development.

1 Bligh Street is designed by Architectus of Sydney and Ingenhoven Architects of Germany. Taking advantage of the prime harbor location, the building establishes a strong connection to the water and adjacent Farrer Place.  Large floorplates of 1,600sqm are column free with uninterrupted office, toilet and fire stair views to Sydney Harbor. For more information about the design of 1 Bligh Street check out the Architectus website.

In the middle of the global financial crisis the cranes of 1 Bligh Street remained in operation. The documentary follows the design (vision, concept, sustainability and technology), complications and delivery of 1 Bligh Street. I recommend enjoying this the same way I did – with a choc top and popcorn!

Since competition, 1 Bligh Street has won the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat award for most outstanding new tall building in Asia, the first Australian tower to do so, as well as three awards from the Australian Institute of Architects for best commercial building, sustainable building and urban design.

Review courtesy of archi-ninja.com

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