Australian tech giant Atlassian has unveiled the design for its Sydney headquarters by New York-based Shop Architects and Australian practice BVN.
To be built using mass timber construction, the tower is set to become the tallest hybrid timber structure in the world, standing at 40 storeys tall.
It will be located adjacent to Sydney’s Central Station and will be part of the NSW government’s planned technology precinct for the area.
The company selected the design team following a global search. “To create a development that catalyzes the tech precinct for Australia and as the first anchor tenant, Atlassian will set the benchmark for sustainability for the precinct,” BVN co-CEO Ninotschka Titchkosky told ArchitectureAU.
The building will target a 50 percent reduction in embodied carbon and energy compared to conventional construction. Atlassian has also committed to operating on 100 percent renewable energy with zero emissions, by using energy efficient design, such as natural ventilation and planted terraces throughout the building, as well as generating green power on site through solar panels integrated into the building’s facades, which will be a glass and steel exoskeleton tied to the structure.
(Courtesy to https://architectureau.com/).