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Designed by renowned architectural firm Bates Smart, the 52-metre-tall office tower is the first of its kind in the Australian property market. It is just one metre shy of the world’s tallest timber building, Brock Commons in Vancouver, designed by Acton Ostry Architects, which was completed in 2016.
Featuring open office spaces across 10 floors, the timber tower, dubbed 25 King, includes extensive use of innovative and sustainable building materials – glue-laminated timber structural beams and cross-laminated timber floors – as well as state-of-the-art technology to deliver a true workplace of the future.
Bates Smart director, Philip Vivian, said, “Each time an engineered timber project completes, architects learn more about CLT’s potential as a new building material and how we can work and innovate with it on all types of buildings.
The building targets a six-star Green Star rating and a five-star NABERS Energy rating.