Atlassian Central

Three-dimensional geometry with an exoskeleton structure



8–10 Lee Street, Sydney


Commercial office, hostel accommodation and retail


40 storeys (182.6m high)

Estimated cost:


Completion date:

Estimated 2026



Atlassian and Dexus

Main contractor:



SHoP Architects (in partnership with BVN)

Facade contractor:

SRG Global Facades

Facade consultant:


Facade specs & stats


Custom-designed serrated sloping unitised curtain wall system, orientated in landscape to suit the architectural intent and provide integrated self shading

Facade area:


Total no. façade panels


Total no. automated operable windows


Total length of Internal steel transoms connecting the exoskeleton


An exoskeleton structure

Beyond conventional star ratings


A unitised curtain-wall facade system wraps the tower, with steel transoms distributing the structural load to the primary exoskeleton. Strong horizontal lines are created by solar photovoltaic panels and self-shading elements.

This building will set a new industry benchmark for low-carbon, high-comfort and low-energy-consumption buildings. Atlassian is a part of the RE100 program, which helps accelerate change towards zero carbon and renewable energy. Renewable energy powers the entire Atlassian office.

  • Managing complicated installation methods
  • Requiring rigorous safety procedures
  • Accommodating 3D geometry in facade manufacturing

Facade installation heights

Higher-than-industry-standard safety measures

The building structure incorporates concrete megafloors on every fourth floor, with timber floors on every floor in between. The facade needs to be installed after the megafloors but before the timber floors. The installation team will work at four-storey heights using platforms, which presents a safety challenge and requires careful coordination.

One elevation of the facade is located directly over a train platform at Central Station. Extra rigorous safety measures will be in place to minimise the risk of health and safety incidents, as this would impact the operation of the station.

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