A Living Landmark

Upon opening, the building was notable for its record-breaking height as the tallest building in Australia and the tallest reinforced concrete building in the world. An outstanding white beacon of concrete, granite and glass that propelled the Sydney skyline into the future. Harry Seidler’s vision was to create a vibrant city within a city, from the outdoor plaza to the sculpture courtyard, terraces and laneways with integrated spaces creating a generous public space for visitors to socialise and connect.

The current (2019-2022) transformation of 25 Martin Place by internationally renowned architect Woods Bagot is building on Harry Seidler’s original design principles to deliver revitalised public spaces in the heart of Sydney city. The redevelopment has been undertaken in consultation with Harry Seidler & Associates to preserve the building’s integrity and legacy for future generations. The building’s simple, classic design will allow international and Australian retailers to showcase their luxury and premium brands housed in Harry Seidler’s iconic cylindrical Bauhaus forms. A selection of the original heritage artworks curated by Harry Seidler in the original building design will feature in the reimagined 25 Martin Place, including the Mercator by Charlies Perry, regenerated and suspended in the Grand Entrance to the Theatre Royal. Robert Owen’s 3D painted constellations, and Joseph Albers works will be re-fitted and placed in the office tower lobby.