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99 Mount Street

Elevating the ordinary and breathing life into space through the artistry of lighting and experience-centred design

Mirrored vanity area in changing room facilities

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Sydney, Australia


Ho Group


Nettleton Tribe

Older buildings in the Sydney CBD face major issues competing with newer commercial spaces that offer premium facilities, particularly with the mobility of tenants post-lockdowns. 99 Mount Street is an older building where two cost-effective upgrades were carried out to enhance the appeal – a new end-of-trip facility for cyclists and a refreshed Walker Street entry and level two foyer.

Given the limited budget for the EOT and foyer upgrade, the lighting design was a crucial element in enhancing the aesthetics and functionality of both spaces. The EOT amenities and accompanying carpark wayfinding lighting incentivise use of the amenities, while the foyer lighting seamlessly invites occupants in from the street and towards the lifts.

"Our lighting design has helped evolve very basic, utilitarian end-of-trip amenities and service entry into beautiful, safe and welcoming areas that add tangible value to the building and to the experience of those working in it. Through innovative design decisions and smart product specification, we made a small budget achieve a major transformation." Bettina Easton, Associate.

Key fact

Male, female and abundant (inclusive) amenities all utilise a bespoke lighting design that creates a sense of calm while achieving suitable brightness for specific needs and tasks.


Key fact

The Building’s DALI/C-Bus system could not be incorporated in the basement, so an innovative Bluetooth control system for sensors and automation was designed to optimise energy.


Key fact

Upgrading and expanding the pre-existing basement amenities to encourage more occupants to cycle to work required successfully negotiating with the carpark operator to reduce car parking by 10 spaces.


Bettina Easton in middle of park with blurred grass and small trees in background

Bettina Easton

Associate, Lighting Design

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Considering the qualities of light and how it interacts with form and function underpins successful illumination strategies.


Fourth Place

Places – Low Budget

Darc Awards