5 Martin Place has received an Award of Merit in the UNESCO Asia Pacific Awards for Cultural Heritage Conservation this week.
Jury comment “The iconic Commonwealth Bank building has been revitalized as a premier commercial property while retaining its historic fabric and character. Anchoring Martin Place, the building effectively maintains its connection to the street and its urban context. The quality of the interior spaces and period detailing were carefully retained, notably with the use of a thoughtfully designed cantilever strategy to introduce a major new building addition. The project adds a new milestone to the evolving history of the property, reinvigorating it for the 21st century.”