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Aurora Place Ground floor Lobby & Forecourt Refurbishment

May 14, 2024

Renascent recently completed an extensive upgrade of the prestigious Aurora Place, located in the bustling heart of Sydney’s CBD. A masterpiece of visionary design, this award-winning development was designed by Renzo Piano, the mastermind behind some of the world’s most iconic buildings, including the Centre Pompidou in Paris and the Auditorium of the Parco della Musica in Rome.

The extensive refurbishment of Aurora’s lobby and forecourt was key to its evolution, breathing fresh life into the external piazza and effectively resetting the ground floor plain and surrounds to meet the expectations of premium-grade commercial users, enhancing the building's public presence and pedestrian management strategies. A crucial part of this project was our commitment to Renzo Piano's architectural vision, ensuring that the refurbishments seamlessly integrated with Aurora Place's original design ethos.

The project, spanning two separable portions encompassed a comprehensive upgrade of the existing cavernous lobby and lift lobby spaces with aesthetic and functional enhancements, including new signature limestone floor and wall stone, bespoke custom seating, feature lighting, digital directories, and a modernised café and kitchen. The external Piazza forecourt area was reimagined with an elliptical garden and new landscaping elements, enriching the building's entrance. 

The refurbishment involved:

The forecourt redesign featured:

The refurbishment has significantly enhanced the aesthetic appeal and functionality of Aurora Place's ground floor, contributing to a more welcoming and efficient space for tenants and visitors alike. The project's execution, characterised by innovative solutions to unexpected challenges and a commitment to the building's architectural integrity, stands as a testament to Renascent's dedication to excellence.

This project not only enhanced the building's amenities but also preserved Renzo Piano's architectural vision, contributing to Aurora Place's legacy as a landmark of premium commercial design.

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