Our story

Once in a lifetime an architectural project comes along that redefines a building archetype. The traditional office tower, with its fortress-like form and connotations of corporate power has been turned on its head by 3XN’s scheme at Quay Quarter. The Danish architects, led by Creative Director, Kim Nielsen have created a building that is set to change how the workplace operates – not only locally but globally.

Artist's impression. 



As one of the largest real estate fund managers in the Asia-Pacific with more than 50 years’ experience in real estate investment, AMP Capital believes in the enduring value of real estate and aspires to be a preferred partner for our customers, clients and providers. With a long-standing presence in the Australian and New Zealand real estate market, AMP Capital has always understood that real estate assets are a long-term home for our customers and a long term investment for our clients. This certainly holds true for Quay Quarter, the site in Circular Quay has been home to AMP for more than 50 years and the Group’s new home for many years to come.
AMP Capital’s Office & Industrial team provides specialised expertise in delivering exceptional Real Estate experiences, with a vision to be the preferred partner for our customers, clients and providers. 
With a portfolio of 68* assets under management in Australia and New Zealand, the team combines world-class experience and specialist capabilities in the management of some of Australia’s most iconic commercial office buildings, office parks and industrial estates. The team’s diverse range of experience and skill plays an important part in helping us deliver solutions.

68 Office and industrial assets managed in Australia and New Zealand *
$12B + Under management *
120+ team 
800+ customers
50+ years of experience


*All figures as at 31 March 2019


3XN design buildings for people to live, learn and work together. All of their projects draw their energy and purpose from their commitment to enrich people’s lives and the world we live in. The team at 3XN believe that buildings are more than the sum of their parts and constantly seek to achieve a synthesis of design, function and context. Their buildings are uniquely matched to each project but always seek to combine beauty and meaning by putting people at the center of design. Designing buildings that are light and connected, ensures clarity and well-being for their users.

3XN’s work is founded in ongoing research into how buildings reflect and inform human behaviour and the environment – this allows them to advance innovative solutions to contemporary challenges. They constantly seek to enhance a sense of community, identity and relationship to others through beautiful and functional spaces. The team design for adaptability and flexibility as they strive to create environments that people will love for years to come.

For more information: http://3xn.com/

Artist's impression. 

Quay Quarter Tower

The design intelligence works from the inside out articulating the concept of a ‘vertical village’, as a series of stacked, pivoting forms respond to the urban context of Circular Quay’s historic dress circle and the remarkable views of Sydney’s harbour and beyond.

While vertical in form the relative positioning of the volumes allows for atria and the inclusion of green space to scale the exterior and the façade treatment permits natural light to be pulled deep into the building envelope.

The driving concept for the building is a sense of activation, taking what naturally occurs at street level and injecting that energy, and spirit of possibility, throughout the entire building. At its most poetic it embodies the notion of the street in the sky.