Andrew Butler

Andrew Butler

Group Executive, Office & Industrial, Mirvac Developments
“The Challenges and Benefits of Communal and Public Space”
Ivan Harbour

Ivan Harbour

Senior Partner, Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners
“8 Chifley – AM presenter”
Avtar Lotay

Avtar Lotay

Managing Director, Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners
“8 Chifley – PM presenter”
Note: The Sydney off-site program session details are still to be confirmed.

One of the primary objectives of creating a “vertical city” is producing communal and public spaces at height. Office, residential, and mixed-use towers alike all benefit from the introduction of these spaces by bringing the public realm – and the vitality it offers – directly into the building. But challenges arise in designing effective public spaces without compromising the security and efficiency of the building itself. Speakers at this session will examine how to balance these needs while providing details and specific examples of the world’s most innovative communal and public spaces at in high-rise buildings. 8 Chifley is an ideal location for this discussion given its adaptable two- and three-story vertical “villages” and 18th-story “village square.” As the backdrop for the session, 8 Chifley will provide context for discussing the challenges and benefits of communal and public space.

Venue: 8 Chifley
Capacity: 20 Delegates

Wednesday 1 November Schedule:

Morning Program Afternoon
8:30 am Arrival & Coffee 2:00 pm
8:55 am Welcome 2:25 pm
9:00 am Presentation 1 2:30 pm
9:20 am Presentation 2 2:50 pm
9:40 am Presentation 3 3:10 pm
10:00 am Q&A 3:30 pm
10:15 am Coffee Break 3:45 pm
10:45 am Tour of 8 Chifley Tower 4:15 pm
12:00 pm Delegates depart 5:30 pm

About This Program Location

8 Chifley

About 8 Chifley

The tower at 8 Chifley provides functional quality offices while creating opportunities for connectivity between occupiers from different parts of the building. The office spaces across 21 levels are connected by a series of adaptable two- and three-story interlinked vertical “villages.” These villages, ranging in size from 1,800 to 2,600 square meters, provide the building with a high degree of flexibility, while creating a variety of individual workspace environments that allow privacy and interaction between individuals. This floor space, within a void, and yet within the tower, allows the redistribution of space higher up the building where better views can be enjoyed. The villages are interspersed with full-floor office levels, which allow for multiple villages to be connected.… Read More

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