Salesforce Sydney Hospitality Floors
Master Planning, Programming, Concept Design, Schematic Design, Design Development, Construction Documentation, Construction Administration
Carmela de la Hera
General Contractor: Shape
Owner’s Representative: RPM
Executive Architect: Group GSA
Executive Architect (Terrace): Foster + Partners
LED Walls: Sensory Interactive
Telecommunications: Teecom / IPP
Food Service: Mark Stech-Novak Restaurant Consulting
Furniture & Accessories: The Wiseman Group
Ceramic Tile Wall Murals: Shinji Murakami
Architectural Photography: Nicole England / The Pixel Collective
In 2019, Salesforce signed on as the anchor tenant for the tallest office building in Sydney. Located right on the iconic Circular Quay, the 53-story tower overlooks the beautiful harbour, Harbour Bridge, Opera House, and the city skyline. With the core and shell building still in design and construction, Mark Cavagnero Associates was engaged to program and design the technology company’s marquee hospitality floors.
The dramatic 46’ tall lobby features a massive 36’x126’ LED video wall, the largest commercial media display in the Southern Hemisphere. Visitors check in at the sculptural oak-clad reception desk that sits in the center of the light-filled public space.
Located on Levels 51, 52, and 53 at the top the tower, this is the only 3-story Ohana Floor program in Salesforce's global portfolio. Like its predecessors, these floors are dedicated to gatherings for employees, customers, and the community at-large. Expansive views out to the greater Sydney area and the Pacific Ocean are showcased throughout the floors and supplemented with a large terrace on Level 51. The terrace is predominantly covered by a steel-framed, glass canopy and a 10’ high glass screen along the perimeter to protect events from the prevailing winds. The floor is adorned with large wood planters with integrated benches and lighting. The same wood planks line the raised walkway along the perimeter glass screen and conceal the building’s façade maintenance infrastructure underneath. Large sliding glass doors into Level 51 provide a direct indoor-outdoor connection, allowing for events to expand on nice days. Level 51 is anchored by a full-service barista bar and the multi-functional Salon which is equipped with a floor-to-ceiling LED video wall with wood sliding panels capable of concealing the technology. This allows the space to transform for a variety of events and activities - from town hall events to customer presentations to cocktail receptions. Level 52 is dedicated to a flexible open work area with residential-style soft seating and library-inspired communal work tables. All of the furniture can be cleared out to convert the work area to an event space either as an extension of Level 51 or to host a separate event simultaneously. Level 53 is anchored by a fully equipped exhibition kitchen and dining area and a flexible conference room outfitted with an operable glass wall. All 3 levels are tied together with an open stair, walnut wood finishes, and full-height plant columns that frame the wonderful views.
Directly below the Ohana Floor, the Innovation Center sits on Level 50 and houses the company’s state-of-the-art customer meeting rooms. Given that all-day briefings are common, these rooms have access to the best views and abundant daylight. The same warm, natural palette of materials as the Ohana Floor are used throughout with wood millwork/flooring and slate stone tiles. Soft, organic curved walls also accentuate a deliberate sense of flow from space-to-space.
Level 38 is home to the Training Floor. Its distinguishing feature is the 150-person, double-height auditorium that contains an impressive 13’x53’ curved LED video wall display. A balcony at the rear of the room provides additional seating for meetings and some of the best views of the Harbour Bridge and the Opera House. Large pivot doors allow the auditorium events to expand out into the adjacent pre-event lounge. At the east and west end of Level 38, are large training rooms, including two that share an operable wall that allow for an expanded 60-person room. All elevators serving every Salesforce floor in the building stop on Level 39 so it’s the logical home for the Social Floor. This floor houses several employee amenities such as a full-service barista bar, a casual lounge with snacks, a mail center, and a technology service bar. A grand, curved stair connects the 2 floors and boasts a custom mural by a local indigenous artist.
In addition to highlighting the exterior views and maximizing daylight, all Hospitality Floors are unified with warm wood finishes and a series of large, flexible gathering spaces. Each designed to foster a culture of collaboration and socialization for all those who visit the tower.