How to Recycle Skyscrapers
The Quay Quarter Tower in Sydney has set new standards in building refurbishment. Through an “upcycling” process, the 1976-vintage skyscraper was completely renovated, and the amount of usable floorspace was doubled. The combined benefits of economy and sustainability are a boon for users and owners alike, as well as for the environment and for society. We interviewed the architect, Aleksander Kongshaug from 3XN, about the underlying concept and the significance of this beacon project.