1 Bligh Street Building Tower Ingenhoven Architects

1 Bligh Street Building Tower
1 Bligh redefines the future of the workplace. It offers a rare opportunity to enjoy premium grade accommodation in a superb location with world’s best practice sustainability and a design that enhances collaboration.

An Inspirational Building:

At the heart of the financial district, 1 Bligh is the fi rst of its kind.

Connected by sweeping stairs to the dynamic open space of Farrer Place and the surrounding business community, it makes an impressive statement. this Sydney CBD’s fi rst 6 Star Green Star high rise office tower. This brilliant vision is now a reality. It’s time to take your business to 1 Bligh – and into the future.

Designed for progressive organisations focused on attracting the very best talent, 1 Bligh lets you create a magnificent workplace, attuned to the way people want to work in the 21st century. Placing the highest value on workspace quality, productivity and enjoyment, it’s an environment where everyone can enjoy abundant natural light and space with superb connections between floors so they can collaborate like never before. If you aspire not only to succeed but to lead, 1 Bligh is the natural choice for your business.


1 Bligh is a vehicle for success. The ground breaking design, unique collaborative spaces, sweeping sky terrace and green wall redefine what a workplace can be.

With a great deal of fl exibility to configure your workplace in a way that suits your business, you will increase workfl ow and productivity. Efficient 1,637sqm fl oor plates in the high rise enable the most connected, collaborative and interactive way of working your organisation has ever experienced, letting you improve business relationships and boost results. The contemporary atrium ‘pod’ design on each level provides access to breakout space, guest areas and meeting points within the naturally ventilated central atrium, where people can brainstorm in teams or work independently.

Design and Technology:

1 Bligh is a breakthrough in high rise design and technology, raising the bar with a host of premium grade features that make it not only extraordinary to look at, but extremely effi cient. 1 Bligh is one of the fi rst commercial projects in the country to implement 3D Building Information Modelling (BIM) technology in the design and construction, and is a quantum leap forward for the property industry.

Energy effi cient double skin façade: Stay comfortable as you work while enjoying plentiful natural light and harbour views. An intelligent double skin glass façade with sensor-controlled automated blinds protects the building from the sun’s heat and reduces air conditioning costs while keeping you connected to the world outside.
Stunning central atrium: Arriving at 1 Bligh is a spectacular experience with a naturally ventilated glass atrium, the tallest in Australia, soaring the full height of the building. Dynamic views through the atrium expose the colour and movement of collaborative workspaces and offi ces connected by glass lifts, revealing a highly productive and engaged workplace community.
Maximum natural light and views: By turning the footprint on its axis, the design achieves the largest possible north facing floor plate, maximising iconic harbour views so every floor is refreshingly light, spacious and open.

Smart Sustainability:

Awarded a 6 Star Green Star – Office Design v2 Certified rating with maximum 5 points for innovation and designed to achieve a 5-star NABERS Energy rating, 1 Bligh is a healthy workplace that supports employees to perform at their peak. Energy and water efficient technologies are also expected to reduce carbon emissions by 42 percent compared to similar premium grade office buildings, helping to reduce business overheads. New to Australian high rise offices, these innovations set a new sustainability benchmark in this category – all without compromising performance of the premium grade services.

Fresh air: The naturally ventilated atrium provides free fl owing fresh air throughout the building. A stateof-the-art air conditioning system surpasses fresh air circulation benchmarks by 150 percent, providing variable air volume and chilled beam technology to maximise comfort while reducing energy consumption.
Energy smart: Automated sensor blinds provide highly efficient heat protection, enabling a design oriented to light and views with approximately 70 percent of net lettable area within eight metres of the façade or the full height atrium.
Water wise: Recycled water will meet 90 percent of the building’s water requirements, irrigating the green wall, rooftop banksias and other plantings. Waste water is treated onsite for use in washroom fl ushing systems and cooling towers, saving 100,000 litres per day, which equates to an Olympic size pool every two weeks.
Green power: An innovative tri-generation system combines gas and rooftop solar thermal collectors to generate cooling, heating and electricity.

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