20 Nov 2012

Office tower in Sydney is the world’s most innovative high-rise building

Dexus Property Group is pleased to announce that 1 Bligh Street in Sydney has been awarded ‘The International High-rise Award 2012’ by Deutsched Architekurmuseum, in association with DekaBank and Stadt Frankfurt am Main. The highly acclaimed office tower was recognised as the world’s most innovative high rise building, the first for an Australian building, at a prize ceremony in Frankfurt on 15 November.

The award winning office tower co-owned by Dexus Property Group, Dexus Wholesale Property Fund and Cbus Property and designed by Ingenhoven Architects in Dusseldorf and Architectus in Sydney was selected out of a total of 26 nominated buildings (built within the last two years) from 17 countries worldwide. The other finalists included the residential high rise ‘Pinnacle@Duton’ in Singapore, the towers of ‘The Troika’ in Kuala Lumpur, ‘Eight Spruce Street’ in New York and the ‘Absolute Towers’ in Mississauga in Ontario.

Darren Steinberg, CEO of Dexus said “This is an outstanding achievement for all those involved in the creation of this iconic property and this accolade aligns with our vision of being globally recognised as the leading real estate company in Australia.”

The co-owners of Bligh Street will donate the prize money awarded of $50.000 (provided by award sponsor DekaBank) towards the formation of the ‘1 Bligh Master of Architecture Final Year Prize for Sustainable Commercial Architecture’, a student scholarship  program that promotes sustainable commercial high-rise design at the University of New South Wales, Australia’s leading research institute for architecture, sustainability and the built environment.

1 Bligh Street has been designed and built to reflect world’s best practice sustainability and has been awarded the highest Green Star rating possible, a 6 Star Green Star Offie Design v2 Certified rating. The office tower is the next generation in high performing sustainable office space, combining leading edge design, technology and sustainability in a premium Sydney CBD location and is designed to achieve a 5 Star NABERS Energy rating.

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