388 George Street

388 George Street

A new urban pavilion redefines the streetscape at the important corner of King and George Streets in Sydney, while enabling the sustainable adaptation of the workplace tower.The original King George Tower was formerly an important work by Australian architect John Andrews but was significantly undermined by the subsequent modifications that included facade replacement and podium/ground-level redesign.The new urban pavilion re-creates a diagonal public arcade removing the intrusive podium and revealing the ‘grounding’ of the original tower. The new entrance lobby is repositioned to address George Street Boulevard with interiors that echo the original curvilinear forms of the ground plane. A basement food market and rooftop bar complement the street retail, address and urban activation. The new building is a series of lightweight concrete panels and louvres to provide depth, quality and human scale to the gently curving address of this civic corner condition.


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