Governor Phillip Tower

Sydney, Australia
State Authorities Superannuation Board
Project 1990 – 1993

Governor Phillip Tower provides 56,000m² of premium office accommodation, elevated on a podium above the site.

The tower’s polished grey granite shaft and cap of slender stainless steel fins puncturing the skyline, draw the eye and the mass of the building upwards, divorcing the tower from the 19th century reading of the street.

The sandstone podium absorbs and reinforces the street level context of heritage terrace houses, and the Chief Secretary’s Building and Education Department Building on either side.

Governor Phillip Tower is known in the real estate industry as one of Australia’s most lettable buildings, in terms of its quality, and the economy and flexibility of the floor plate design.


1994 RAIA National Award for Most Outstanding Work of Commercial Architecture in Australia 1994 RAIA NSW Chapter - Sir John Sulman Medal