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505 George Street wins MIPIM/The Architectural Review Future Project Award

ingenhoven architects from Düsseldorf and architectus from Sydney were selected for an award for their project 505 George Street at the MIPIM real estate fair.
At a planned height of 270 meters, 505 George Street by ingenhoven architects and architectus will be the highest residential building in Sydney; on March 13, the project received the well-known MIPIM/The Architectural Review Future Project Award in the context of the MIPIM real estate fair in Cannes.
“Friendly Neighbor”—the focus of the design by the German/Australian team of architects is on an ecologically sustainable tower block with a convincing urban living concept. With its slender shape and elliptical footprint, the building was assessed in the Tall Buildings category and will integrate harmoniously in the existing neighborhood. ingenhoven architects and architectus received the award jointly with the Australian clients Mirvac and Coombes Property Group.

“This award means a lot to me—our two practices share this success. We already successfully cooperated with architectus from Sydney on 1 Bligh, Australia’s first really green tower block. For our latest team project at 505 George Street we are again aiming for an ambitious benchmark in terms of sustainability. We were able to convince the jury of the MIPIM/The Architectural Review Future Project Awards with the design for a super-slender residential high-rise building that features low energy consumption, provides generous public space, and presents itself as a "friendly neighbor" in the neighborhood. The Future Project Awards program also reminds me of the fact that we received this award already back in 2005 for our design of Stuttgart Main Railway Station. Now, 14 years later, I am happy to be able to reconnect with that success”, says Christoph Ingenhoven, founder and principal of ingenhoven architects from Düsseldorf.

Architectus CEO Ray Brown said, “We are very excited to be collaborating again with ingenhoven architects on this transformative project for Sydney and to receive this prestigious award. Our practices share a passion for sustainable design and complex urban projects of which 505 George will be an exemplar. It will be a low energy high rise building that will create an engaging public space and make a positive contribution to the city. The tower will present as a singular elegant form on the skyline with the vertical structure emphasising height and slenderness while the curving facade addresses views in all directions.”

In cooperation with MIPIM, the Future Project Awards of the British journal, The Architectural Review, honor innovative and exemplary projects worldwide that are awaiting implementation in the future. This prestigious award program is now in its 18th year and awards winning projects in twelve categories.

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