Deutsche Bank Place

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Deutsche Bank Place
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Deutsche Bank Place is located in Sydney
Deutsche Bank Place
Location in Greater Metropolitan Sydney
General information
Status Complete
Type Commercial
Architectural style Late Modernism / Structural expressionism
Address 126 Phillip Street, Sydney, New South Wales
Country Australia
Coordinates 33°52′1″S 151°12′42″E / 33.86694°S 151.21167°E / -33.86694; 151.21167Coordinates: 33°52′1″S 151°12′42″E / 33.86694°S 151.21167°E / -33.86694; 151.21167
Current tenants
Completed 2005
Owner Investa Property Group
Antenna spire 239 metres (784 ft)
Roof 160 metres (520 ft)
Technical details
Material Concrete, glass and steel
Floor count 39
Floor area 42,965 square metres (462,470 sq ft)
Design and construction
Architect Norman Foster
Architecture firm Foster and Partners

Deutsche Bank Place is a 240-metre-high (790 ft) skyscraper in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. It is located at 126 Phillip Street (corner of Hunter Street) in the north-eastern end of the central business district, across the road from Chifley Tower. Construction began in 2002 and was completed in 2005. The building's architect is Norman Foster of Foster and Partners.

Deutsche Bank is the primary tenant, occupying 7 floors and owning the naming rights.[1]


The building has 39 floors and was planned to be much larger, however it would have blocked sunlight from reaching the buildings on its east including the State Library and Parliament. The setback roof or step design allows sunlight to reach the south-eastern side of the building. The spires appear oversized for the building; this was caused by the height being reduced, the spires being proportionate to a taller building. The building has a hollow core that provides air and light throughout the building; this core rises from a large foyer area that covers the whole area of the ground floor. The foyer is named 'the assembly'.

This building is the second-tallest building in the world with fewer than 40 floors. Al Faisaliyah Center (Riyadh) is taller. The net lettable area is 42,965 square metres (462,470 sq ft), with space for 78 cars. Construction costs totaled A$450 million.[2] Bovis Lend Lease was the project manager and design and construction manager. BVN Architecture was responsible for the interior fit-out. The building is of the late-modernist or modern school of design and is made primarily of concrete, glass and steel.

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