1 Bligh Street

Location Sydney, Australia
Services Sustainable design
Sector Workplace
Client DEXUS Property Group
Architect Architectus & Ingenhoven Architects
Imagery © Alex Hill DEXUS Property Group - 1 Bligh is owned and managed by DEXUS, DWPF and Cbus Property

Hannah Morton

T +61 2 8424 7000

1 Bligh Street set a new benchmark in Australia for sustainable high-rise. The design takes full advantage of the views of the harbour, creating a significant new public space for the city whilst providing a quality work environment.

Careful attention was paid to the sustainable strategies in place for this 28-storey building, which achieved a '6 Star' Green Star Design and As-Built and has a commitment to a '5 Star' NABERS Energy rating. Additionally, it was the first high-rise office tower in the southern hemisphere to feature a double skin glass façade. Cundall assisted the project team in pursuing these innovative sustainable solutions to create an optimal indoor environment.

The building won the prestigious CTBUH 2012 Best Tall Building Award for the Asia and Australasia region - the first building in Australia to win the award.

For further information on 1 Bligh Street, please visit www.1bligh.com.au.


  • The International Highrise Award 2012
  • CTBUH 2012, Best Tall Building Award, Asia & Australasia region
  • RAIA NSW 2012, The Sir Arthur G Stephenson Award for Commercial Architecture
  • RAIA NSW 2012, The Milo Dunphy Award for Sustainable Architecture
  • RAIA NSW 2012, Architecture Award for Urban Design
  • Australian Property Institute's NSW 2011, Excellence in Property Awards
  • Urban Development Institute of Australia NSW 2011, Awarded Best Retail/Commercial Development
  • UDIA NSW Austral Bricks Awards For Excellence 2012, Design & innovation


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