Working future: a true sense of place


Fulcrum Green Square is envisioned as a contemporary workplace that reflects the confluences of place, past and progress, in the form of two sculptural volumes connected by a naturally ventilated mass timber social space.

Uniquely sculpted by the site’s complex urban alignments and sensitive to its post-industrial context, the building’s expressionistic form is a modern interpretation of the area’s sawtooth industrial architecture. Exposed services, landscaped outdoor terraces, naturally ventilated social spaces and contiguous floorplates appeal to city fringe tenants, such as technology and creative professionals.

Arched openings at ground level celebrate the area’s industrial history and give character to a public space that will be home to cafés and retail. The two volumes house workplace neighbourhoods with individual identities, connected via a social heart constructed of mass timber, which encourage connectivity and collaboration. Façade materials and scale recall previous factories through contemporary masonry, while landscaped roof terraces create biophilic connections to nature and restore biodiversity.

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Designing the project as two separated volumes allows for an activated through-site link to the adjoining pocket park, creating an urban scaled building entry and forming a smooth public domain transition from the Green Square railway station.

Weaving together public space, retail, workplace and transport, Green Square creates a shared design that can meet the needs of the public as the precinct continues to grow.

Philip Vivian

Managing Director, Bates Smart



TOGA Group


Sydney | Gadigal Country, Australia







28,570 sqm


  • Targeting 4.5 Star Water NABERS rating
  • Targeting 5 Star Green Star rating
  • Targeting WELL Building Silver rating or higher


  • City of Sydney Design Excellence Competition Winner, 2020