477 Pitt Street


477 Pitt Street is the transformation of an existing commercial asset into an enlivened contemporary workplace for a technology focused community. A ‘whole of island’ site, 477 Pitt comprises a 32-storey office tower, lobby and associated retail spaces, upper-level roof terrace and three heritage listed buildings on the site.

The brief called for a significant overhaul of the office tower, including uplift to base building interior spaces and services and a new rain screen façade cladding applied to the existing precast façade transforming the appearance and performance of the asset.

At the ground plane, strategic interventions are proposed to create a new building identity and legible arrival sequence. A landscape threshold provides respite to Pitt Street and a new verandah space provides a space for curated activities, public art and informal meetings.

The heritage listed Australian Gaslight building, originally a showroom for new gas appliances, is re-purposed as an event space for the tech community to engage with. A sitting room adjacent to the tower lift lobby provides a private space for tenants to work, meet and collaborate and a wellness centre adjacent to a north-facing elevated landscape terrace extends the activities available to tenants on the site.


Furniture: Gebrueder Thonet Hideout’, N.200, Targa Sofa – Space Furniture Viccarbe – Season Chair, Season Min i 50, Common Low Table – Hub Hal Arm chair Wood, Vitra. Lighting: Downight Dali Driver, Pierlite DGA TONO N, EST Lighting Luce Plan Grand Costanza, Flos Mini Glo-Ball – Euroluce Gople Suspension Lamp, Artemide Laser Blade, iGuzzini. Finishes: Fiandre Urban Grey, Artegres Beton, Manetti Litos – Artedomus Shaw Contract – Primitive Vibration Milliken – Ontera Briggs Veneer – feature grade Blackbutt veneer Fethers – Cellupal. Fittings & Fixtures: Integra Wall Basin, Luna Basin Caroma L’Hotel; Ellisse Ambulant; Envy Basin Mixer; Parisi Dolphin infrared Panel-Mounted Tap Custom CASF 421 Style Corian Washplane.


Photography: Peter Marko