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Steel and timber come together for what will be the world’s tallest hybrid tower

According to a recent article in Building Design + Construction, the new headquarters building for Atlassian, an Australian software company, is set to rise 40 stories in Sydney and scheduled to be completed by 2025. The mass timber building will feature a steel skeleton that supports the timber “mega floors” and a glass facade that will generate electricity via built in PVs and self-shade the interior offices. The headquarters will feature a mix of indoor and outdoor spaces with elevated parks located throughout. Imagine being able to get some “outdoor” time during your workday by simply going up or down some floors in your building without having to walk to a nearby green space!

Eye on Sustainability

As we continue to see the importance of making new buildings sustainable and energy efficient in any new building, this project has a goal of achieving net zero carbon emissions by 2050! Compared to a similar, conventional building, the project will produce 50% less embodied carbon during construction and have 50% less energy consumption. The tower will also use 100% renewable energy.

Designed by SHoP Architects in collaboration with BVN, the tower will be 590-feet and will be built above The Parcels Shed, a building originally built in 1906 and currently operating as the Railway Square youth hostel.

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