WORLD'S TALLEST HYBRID TIMBER TOWER
Architect and Interiors India|April 2021
THE 40-STOREYED TOWER BEING BUILT AS THE HEADQUARTERS OF THE TECHNOLOGY COMPANY ATLASSIAN, IS SUPPOSED TO SERVE AS A CATALYST FOR SYDNEY’S NEW TECH PRECINCT.

THE BUILDING IS SET TO USE A CONSTRUCTION TECHNIQUE KNOWN AS MASS TIMBER CONSTRUCTION (MTC) INVOLVING A STEEL EXOSKELETON THAT UPHOLDS THE ENTIRE STRUCTURE.

Beyond Plans are underway to house the world’s tallest hybrid timber tower in Sydney. Its design is to be undertaken by the collaborative team of SHoP architects, BVN and Eckersley O’ Callaghan. The said 40-storeyed tower will house the Sydney headquarters of the technology company Atlassian. It is supposed to serve as a catalyst for the city’s new tech precinct.

The tower will be constructed using steel, glass and timber. There will be intermingling indoor and outdoor spaces, making way for natural ventilation and large open terraces. The extensive use of timber, proposed for the tower, will significantly reduce the project’s carbon footprint. The building is also proposed to operate on 100% renewable resources from day one of its inception and will have solar panels fitted to its façade.

THE TOWER’S STEEL EXOSKELETON INCORPORATES AN ELECTRICITYGENERATING FAÇADE THAT HAS SELFSHADING CAPABILITIES TO REDUCE THE DIRECT HEAT GAIN.

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