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1 February 2023
The redevelopment of a 1976 skyscraper in Sydney’s Circular Quay precinct has been recognized as Australia’s best building project of 2022.
The building, originally known as the 45-story AMP Centre, underwent a renovation that increased its height, added more floorspace, and modernized its design.
The project, led by Multiplex Constructions, was notable for its use of “upcycling” techniques, where 60% of the existing structure was retained and incorporated into the new design.
This approach saved 6.1 million tonnes of embodied carbon emissions and also earned Multiplex the title of National Master Builder of the Year from Master Builders Australia.
The completed tower, now known as the 50-story Quay Quarter Tower, is seen as a catalyst for the revitalization of the Circular Quay area.
The National Excellence in Building and Construction Awards ceremony, held by Master Builders Australia, recognized several outstanding projects and individuals in the construction industry.
Spadaccini Homes was named National Residential Master Builder of the Year for their work on the Hirniak Residence in Western Australia, which featured high-quality finishes and attention to detail.
Vos Construction & Joinery received the 2022 National President’s Award for their work on the My State Bank Arena in Tasmania, which included civil, renovation, newbuild and fitout.
Additionally, Zac Smith was named National Apprentice of the Year for his intelligence, positive attitude and passion for work. Andrew Kerr from the Northern Territory won Toyota National Young Builder of the Year for his managerial skills and dedication to building a lasting reputation in his local community.