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The narrow skyscraper by Durbach Block Jaggers

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Emanuele D'Angelo

Australian architecture firm Durbach Block Jaggers has unveiled the design of the Pencil Tower, a building that will achieve a strange first as soon as it is completed.

The tower, 100 meters high, will be built in the center of Sydney on a site at 410 Pitt Street and with its facade, only 6.4 meters wide, it will be the tightest skyscraper (yes, tightest) in Australia, if you can talk about a skyscraper.

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“An improbably narrow, six-metre-wide site is envisaged for a 100-metre tower in the downtown area of Sydney near its central station. Our proposal embraces this extraordinary attenuated quality, proposing a ‘column’ tower on a low scale podium.”

This narrow skyscraper will become a hotel and will house 173 rooms with six suites on each floor. The structure will rest on a seven-story high podium where a café and lounge will be located, while the upper floors will also feature a spa with a terrace overlooking the city center.

The tower simulates the compression and extension of a column, through a continuous abstraction of the elements of a column: base, stem and capital.

It will also be very difficult to realize, not only because being in a central area the architects will have to respect the constraints imposed, but also giving the strange measurements, some parts of the building will be assembled by hand.

A strange project, difficult to imagine that of the Australian architectural firm Durbach Block Jaggers that will give a very thin building to the Australian city, here are all the photos.

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Written by Emanuele D'Angelo
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