Atlassian has announced plans to build the world’s tallest hybrid timber building for its new headquarters in the tech precinct at Central Station. The new building will be home to thousands of technology workers when complete in 2025.
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After an extensive global search, Atlassian has chosen New York-based architects SHoP, and Australian practice BVN as the design team.Their groundbreaking design of timber, with a glass and steel facade will include a mix of outdoor and indoor spaces and will use an energy-efficient approach that features natural ventilation and large planted terraces giving access to nature. The building will be approximately 40 stories high. In line with Atlassian’s commitment to operate on 100% renewable energy and reach net zero emissions. The project will target:
· 50% less embodied carbon in construction compared to a conventional building
· 50% less energy consumption compared with a new conventionally operated building and solar panels in the vertical facades, to generate green power on-site
· The building will operate on 100% renewable energy from day one and include solar panels built into the facade
▼项目鸟瞰效果图，位于悉尼的新科技区中，aerial view of the project located in the new technology precinct in Sydney ©SHoP/BVN Architects
It will completely regenerate Central Station as part of the NSW Government’s plan to build a new tech precinct attracting 25 000 workers. Atlassian is the first anchor tenant to sign up to the precinct plan. Construction of the Atlassian headquarters will generate 2500 additional jobs and add almost one billion dollars a year to the Australian economy. Once complete, 4000 Atlassian staff will use the building. The existing YHA at the site will be revitalised and incorporated into the lower levels of the new building. The existing heritage parcel shed will also be incorporated into the development.
▼项目外观，与底层与周边历史建筑相结合，external view of the project, incorporated with the heritage buildings around on the lower floor levels ©SHoP/BVN Architects
“Our collective work around the world focuses on elevating the experience of the public realm in urban environments, so we really welcome this opportunity to work with such wonderful partners to create a high-performance landmark for Sydney’s new tech district, at ground level and in the skyline.” —— Bill Sharples, Founding Principal at SHoP
“Atlassian brought together an amazing team of global leaders in innovation to develop the criteria for this project, and we SHoP and BVN are thrilled to be able to play a part in contributing the iconic architecture that will complete that vision.”—— Coren Sharples, SHoP Founding Principal, said,
The building is leading edge in its application of Mass Timber Construction (MTC). MTC is one of the most hopeful technologies in moving the construction industry toward real solutions to the global climate crisis. The novel hybrid timber structure is significantly lower in embodied carbon and offers a substantial reduction in the building’s carbon footprint. This is assisting Atlassian’s goal of achieving net zero carbon emissions by 2050. In addition, the timber provides a warm and inviting environment for Atlassians and visitors. Measuring at approx. 180 metres / 590 feet high – this will be the tallest commercial hybrid timber building in the world.
▼夜景，世界最高的商用混合木结构建筑，night view, the highest commercial hybrid timber building in the world ©SHoP/BVN Architects
SHoP/BVN found an elegant way to tie a structural element of the building to one of the building’s most aesthetic attributes – the façade. The tower includes a steel exoskeleton that supports the mega floors between neighbourhoods. The current design also incorporates an electricity-generating facade system with self-shade capabilities to reduce direct heat gain internally. Combined with the use of mass timber, the innovative facade enables the project to leverage Sydney’s temperate climate to help reduce carbon emissions and generate on site energy.
▼立面细部，钢架、太阳板和重型木结构相结合，closer view of the facade, combination of the steel exoskeleton, solar panels and the mass timber ©SHoP/BVN Architects
Park spaces have been integral in the design of this workplace, creating a staggered outdoor garden in a Sydney high rise tower. Level 1 communal activities are located at the first of the elevated parks of the tower, providing protected outdoor spaces that will be comfortable all year round. Combined with the novel use of mass timber, the innovative facade enables the project to leverage Sydney’s temperate climate to reduce carbon emissions by 50% over a ten years period.
▼交错的室外花园，staggered outdoor gardens ©SHoP/BVN Architects
▼自然的室内空间，环境舒适，comfortable interior space with natural elements ©SHoP/BVN Architects
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