Deutsche Bank Place

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Height: Occupied
148 m / 486 ft
Height: To Tip
240 m / 787 ft
Height: Architectural
240 m / 787 ft
Deutsche Bank Place Outline
Floors Above Ground
Floors Below Ground
Tower GFA
67,370 m² / 725,165 ft²


Official Name Deutsche Bank Place
Other Names 126 Phillip Street, BT Tower
Structure Type Building
Status Completed
Country Australia
City Sydney
Street Address & Map 126 Phillip Street
Postal Code 2000
Building Function office
Structural Material composite
  • Core: Reinforced Concrete
  • Columns: Steel
  • Floor Spanning: Steel
Energy Label 4.5 Star NABERS Energy Rating
Proposed 1997
Construction Start 2003
Completion 2005
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Regional Ranking #18 Tallest in Oceania
National Ranking #18 Tallest in Australia
City Ranking #3 Tallest in Sydney

Companies Involved

Owner/Developer Investa Property
Design Foster + Partners
Collaborative HASSELL
Structural Engineer
Design Arup; Bovis Lend Lease Design
MEP Engineer
Design Norman Disney & Young; Roger Preston & Partners; WSP Lincolne Scott
Project Manager Bovis Lend Lease
Main Contractor Bovis Lend Lease
Other Consultant
Façade Arup
• Fire Stephen Grubits and Associates Pty Ltd
• Quantity Surveyor Rider Hunt International

About Deutsche Bank Place

Featuring a distinctive stepped profile in the skyline of Sydney, the form of Deutsche Bank Place was a response to city planning guidelines to minimize shadowing of neighboring public spaces. Natural daylight also illuminates the expansive lobby, courtesy of an offset structural core housing all building services, the first of its kind for an office building in Australia. In addition to allowing for an open-air plaza beneath the office floors, the offset core provides for an atrium running the full height of the building as well as uninterrupted floor plates, which has led to low tenant churn costs and times. Its glass-enclosed elevators celebrate the technology of vertical transportation, while offering visual interest to the façade and great views to passengers as they move through an open steel framework.

The atrium was designed as an integrated part of the building mechanical system, expelling heat exhaust and smoke extraction in case of fire. The building’s façade features flush interior walls in contrast to a highly textured exterior composed into a rectilinear grid patterning which continues beyond the roofline of the staggered upper-level setbacks and into an exoskeletal structure visually terminating with twin spires.

CTBUH Initiatives

Warm Weather Spaces Walking Tours 2015
17 Sep 2015 – Tour Report

Research Papers

126 Phillip Street, Sydney
Oct 2005 – CTBUH 2005 7th World Congress, New York

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