The University of Technology Sydney (UTS) has opened a curvaceous companion to its landmark brutalist tower in the centre of Sydney. Intrax Projects is proud to have provided Building Services consulting for the project.
The 17-storey building was designed by FJMT and Intrax Projects as Consulting Engineers or Building Services. The UTS Central building features a twisting form, with 17 levels contained within an effective height of 14 storeys, including a five-storey podium and two underground floors.
UTS Central will become home to many facilities, including the UTS Reading Room, the Blake Library, a “superlab,” and a food court facing Alumni Green. It will also suit the UTS Faculty of Law from 2020. The building highlights several education spaces and three “collaborative classrooms,” which can host up to 350 seats or divide its wall into smaller zones. The new building avoids “traditional” lecture theatres.
The building owns a number of sustainability peculiarities, including a scheme to recycle water from the One Central Park complex for use in bathroom flushing and landscape irrigation.
Since it’s completion it has attracted an array of awards including:
- 2020 Council of Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH) Awards: Best Tall Building Under 100 Metres (Award of Excellence)
- 2020 Council of Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH) Awards: Interior Space Award (Award of Excellence)
- 2019 Australian Glass and Window Association National Design Awards: Overall Award Winner
- 2019 Australian Glass and Window Association National Design Awards : NSW Glass and Glazing Commercial (over $50,000) Award
17 floors (including plant) made up of two underground floors, a five-level podium and 10-level tower
Location: Corner of Broadway and Jones Street, Ultimo
Architect, UTS Central: FJMT
Architect, original Broadway Podium design: Lacoste + Stevenson with DJRD
Main works contractor: Richard Crookes Constructions
Sustainability rating: Targeting a 5 Star Green Star Design and As-Built rating certified by the Green Building Council of Australia
61 Broadway, Ultimo NSW 2007
Richard Crookes Constructions