01.05.2015

Schindler Australia wins elevator project of the year

Schindler's striking installation at the new Macquarie Bank global headquarters has been awarded the 2015 Elevator World Project of the Year.

Schindler Lifts Australia has been awarded 1st place in the Elevator World 17th Annual Project of the Year Awards in the Elevators, New Construction category, arguably the most prestigious of all the awards on offer from the industry’s leading trade publication.

It was the innovative and challenging solution developed and installed at Macquarie Bank's new global headquarters in Sydney, Australia, that impressed a panel of experienced industry professionals to secure the award. The Project of the Year Awards from Elevator World recognises innovative designs, special application or an approach that has solved a major problem or overcome a unique challenge.

Macquarie Bank’s Martin Place office has a strict Heritage listing. When it first opened in 1928 there was no allowance or consideration for the modern workspace. Built in the Inter Beaux Arts style, the building’s external façade displays symmetrical detailing and classical motifs.

When the bank wanted to increase its workforce early in the year it was clear that things had to change. The team wanted to enrich the building, while making sure there was Heritage integrity and the perfect combination of architectural aesthetics. The project added two floors, a light filled open atrium, glass walls in meeting rooms and two new custom round glass elevators which serve as the executive express lifts.

There were challenges along the way to comply with the highest level of Heritage Council requirements but the developments have brought new life to a building rich in history.
The project features Schindler custom panoramic traction elevators, Schindler 5500 Machine Room Less (MRL) elevators, multiple modernised elevators as well as Schindler’s flagship destination control system – PORT Technology.

For more information please contact Nima Bahadori, Customer and Brand Relationship Manager, Schindler Australia - Nima.Bahadori@au.schindler.com.
 

Schindler Australia wins elevator project of the year
Macquarie Bank Global Headquarters
Schindler Modernisation
Elevator World Project of the Year
Macquarie Bank global headquarters has been awarded the 2015 Elevator World Project of the Year.
The Heritage listed Macquarie Bank’s Martin Place office has been awarded elevator project of the year
Schindler Australia wins elevator project of the year