the colours of 20 martin place

There’s a lot going on in Martin Place at the moment. New buildings going up left, right and centre. I walked past one of our sites in the city at 20 Martin place on Wednesday night and was delighted to see the colours of the facade starting to glow.

20 Martin Place is a commercial office building designed by Crone Architects for Pembroke and built by BUILT. Its due for completion in the next few months.The facade is a shingle style, curtain wall system, with dichroic glass to the base. When light hits the facade it casts amazing reflections on the glass particularly in the afternoon.



what’s so special about the 20 martin place facade?

Well for starters, its a shingle roof style curtain wall system. A dichroic glass sill is used at the base of the “shingle” allowing the facade to change colour as the outside light conditions are altered. A dynamic facade that constantly changes throughout the course of the day. Crone worked closely with AECOM facade engineers, GJames facade manufacturers and BUILT, to transform the Concept into reality for our client Pembroke. Find below 2 photographs taken last week;

martin place 2

martin place 1