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#226 Post by Pikey » Sat Jun 16, 2007 12:18 pm

The works that have undertaken. I like it. The blue was too harsh, and if just the blue lines are lit up at night, it will look sensational. This building has grown on me, quite like it now.

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#227 Post by Shuz » Sat Jun 16, 2007 8:54 pm

ooooh that looks much better. Really helps improve the appeal of the building. Anyone got any night shots of the new blue things?

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#228 Post by Ben » Mon Jun 18, 2007 8:53 am

Turns out they have put the blue back on. They must have taken it down while they ordered the same shade of blue this time. Looks better then the first attempt.

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#229 Post by .::G!oRgOs::. » Wed Jul 04, 2007 1:02 pm

I really really like this building now.
The blue looks good too.

So glad this turned out well after all. The cladding is better than CC1 as well IMO.

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#230 Post by crawf » Thu Jul 05, 2007 2:43 am

It does look better

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#231 Post by crawf » Fri Aug 10, 2007 4:41 pm

Right after seeing photos of inside the new Santos HQ in the latest edition of the SA Life mag, I now love this building

While the exterior is okay, the interior is bloody amazing and looks nothing like your typical office. More like a modern and trendy apartment. I would love to work there :D

It should win a award

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#232 Post by Mants » Fri Aug 10, 2007 5:46 pm

i can assure you that the interior would have to be far more inspiring in real life... cant say i saw the pictures, but ive been inside and it really is quite an amazing building!

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#233 Post by UrbanSG » Fri Jan 09, 2009 10:10 pm

Now the quote below really annoys me. Santos is leasing 8 levels of the currently under construction Northbridge Tower (38 stories 150m) in Brisbane due to some of their big projects up there with naming rights and all.

Now Adelaide's recently completed Santos WORLD HEADQUARTERS is only 13 levels (I know they tenant the whole building but it is still pathetic). Yes the floorplates may be larger in the Adelaide office but I mean come on! We have been done over something shocking. Not only that but our building adds virtually nothing to the skyline, looks shocking from the west and north, is barely visible from the east apart from the ugly cooling towers and has a blue neon box up the top, you wouldn't have a clue who tenants the building apart from the sign above the ground floor.

Sorry but this just annoys me. I understand companies take out large office space leases in cities close to their projects (although it would be nice if BHP could follow that rule in Adelaide thanks to the Olympic Dam Expansion, their office here is a disgrace).

I wish Santos had gotten some balls and pushed for a decent larger building in Adelaide, such a missed oppurtunity. Same old, same old really.

From the SkyscraperCity website today:
Santos Place

Oil and mining company Santos have leased 8 levels of Northbridge Tower and have also taken out naming rights to the tower.

Santos will occupy 8 interconnected levels of Santos Place when it is completed and will possibly take up extra levels at a later date.
The tower will become home to all their Brisbane staff whom are currently spread over four other brisbane CBD sites.

(source: Primesite section of the Courier Mail)
This from smh.com.au:
Santos starts hiring for LNG project
January 9, 2009

Oil and gas producer Santos has started recruiting as many as 600 workers for its proposed $7.7 billion liquefied natural gas project in Queensland.

"The workers, which will be employees of Santos or of the Gladstone LNG, or GLNG, venture with Malaysia's Petronas, will be hired over the next two years," Matthew Doman, a spokesman for Adelaide-based Santos, said today.

By the end of 2010 there will be about 900 Santos and GLNG employees in Queensland, Santos said in a statement.

Santos and Petronas last month awarded a $US40 million ($56.4 million) contract to Bechtel to carry out initial engineering and design work on the Gladstone LNG project, to be built on Curtis Island. A final investment decision should be taken in the first half of 2010, with shipments due to start in 2014, Santos said.

Santos yesterday signed a multi-million dollar long-term lease for a 36-floor commercial tower in Brisbane, the company said in the statement, distributed yesterday to local media.

The tower, to be called Santos Place, is under construction in the central business district. Santos's eight-year lease, with two options each of five years, starts in mid-2009.

The GLNG project, owned 60% by Santos and 40% by Petronas, is one of four LNG projects proposed to be built in the Gladstone area using gas extracted from coal seams, which hasn't previously been used as a fuel for export projects.

BG Group, and a venture between Origin Energy and ConocoPhillips, are also planning to use ConocoPhillips's LNG technology in their rival plants.

"Consolidation is a topic that interests us and it is not lost on us that BG, Conoco-Origin and the Santos-Petronas projects have all chosen to use the Conoco Cascade liquefaction process," Citigroup said in a December 22 report. "As all the players involved are likely to be economically rational, especially when the going gets tough, some form of consolidation on Curtis island, in particular, is expected."
If we don't get big employment number increases in Adelaide from BHP for ODX we are obviously being ripped off as Santos is already going all out for a project with a similar timeline.

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#234 Post by Pistol » Sat Jan 10, 2009 1:38 pm

I have a friend that works for Santos in Adelaide and funnily enough she isn't even based in their purpose-built building.

Apparently they have outgrown their building and are leasing space in the CGU/SGIC building next door.

Now that is a disgrace.
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#235 Post by Matt » Sat Jan 10, 2009 11:55 pm

Yeah... there's a level of our building that is leased by Santos's IT department or something.

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#236 Post by bm7500 » Sun Jan 11, 2009 10:54 am

Pistol wrote:I have a friend that works for Santos in Adelaide and funnily enough she isn't even based in their purpose-built building.

Apparently they have outgrown their building and are leasing space in the CGU/SGIC building next door.

Now that is a disgrace.
Well they will just have to build an even bigger World HQ in Adelaide then!!

About 40 stories high should do it! :wink:
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#237 Post by UrbanSG » Sun Jan 11, 2009 10:10 pm

The fact they have already outgron their "world headquarters"is even more annoying. Who couldn't see that was going to happen? Companies should avoid 100% leasing deals for this very reason. Santos seemed to rush this leasing decision imo.

One again Adelaide gets screwed over for height, hmmmm.

Will things ever change?

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#238 Post by Ho Really » Thu Jan 29, 2009 8:30 pm

Pistol wrote:...Apparently they [SANTOS] have outgrown their building and are leasing space in the CGU/SGIC building next door...
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UrbanSG wrote:...One again Adelaide gets screwed over for height, hmmmm...
Wasn't one of the earlier designs for SANTOS a taller building, with possibly more floor space? Also, why wasn't the CGU building built taller? It had the room. Sad though.

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#239 Post by bentleykf » Fri May 01, 2009 10:52 am

Hi All,

An associate and I are doing a project for UniSA involving the modeling of the Santos building, and since there aren't any working drawings available we've resolved to re-construct the building based on photos and documentation. The photos in this topic have been very helpful in resolving some specific details in the model. Here's an axonometric of the current model, and as you can see there's still a lot more to do (ie. plant rooms, glazing, me risers, toilet blocks, fenestrations, service elevators, water tank and pipe access, etc).

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This forum and especially this topic has been a great help to us, however we were wondering if there were any more construction photos lying around somewhere? any image of the construction phase would be helpful to us, as well as interior shots during and after construction. Any help will be greatly appreciated.

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#240 Post by Will » Fri May 01, 2009 1:15 pm

The following images are from the RAIA:

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It is a shame that the same attention to detail was not given to the outsie of the building, because judging by these photos the interior is superb. In fact the Santos HQ interior won the 2008 RAIA Award for Interior Architecture (SA).

This is an extract from the RAIA website regarding this project:


IN THE ARCHITECTS WORDS


Santos is one of the leading oil and gas exploration companies in Australia. The Santos Centre is the physical realisation of a cultural change program that they had already commenced, shifting Santos towards a more transparent, inclusive and high performing multidisciplinary team culture. The Santos Centre was purpose built for Santos as the sole tenant, in a collaborative effort between the base building development team and the workplace team. The project comprises 15,400m2 NLA of new workspace over 12 levels plus ground. The brief for the Santos Centre was to create an open and collaborative environment for 900 Adelaide based staff as well as visiting field based employees, that responded to and supported Santos' values around the themes of Discovers, Delivers, Collaborates and Cares. This was achieved by working closely with the Santos team to understand the future directions of their business and culture and physical accommodation needs. Santos recognised that their previous accommodation no longer supported their values and business model. The business was separated over multiple lift rises, staff were located in a mixture of offices and open workpoints and the leadership team was isolated from the business. The new headquarters needed to reflect the progressive approach Santos had as a business and employer and create an environment that inspired and included its people and supported its business objectives. The workplace is organised around the atrium, which is continuous through 12 floors and




connects the whole business; it has been designed to allow for maximum interaction and visibility of people throughout the building. Located within the atrium is the connecting stair (which borrows from the visual language of offshore oil rigs), recycled timber clad bridges linking the floor plates across the void and cantilevered glazed meeting rooms which are used as vehicles for the character of the floors. The atrium has been designed not only to be the connector for the business but to reflect what Santos does. Each of the 1,250m2 typical floors has a standardised layout, with a main circulation corridor running the length of the building that separates the meeting rooms to the west and workspaces to the east that are defined by the atrium. The core opposite the atrium provides lifts and services access. Within the workspaces are smaller, non-bookable quiet rooms and open, collaborative furniture settings that support small teams. Three standard worksetting layouts that allow for minimum, mid and maximum density workspaces were designed to anticipate churn, growth and differences in teams and workstyles. Santos wanted a place that reflected who they are and what they do. We worked with Santos to develop themes for each floor that were based on a culture or a terrain where oil and gas is found or that Santos operates in including South East Asia, Ocean, Central Asia and Outback Australia. The result is highly bespoke, an environment that always offers a surprise to those who work within it.

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