Thursday, June 30, 2016
LENDLEASE has set a new benchmark in the use of sustainable building materials with the announcement that Barangaroo will be home to Australia’s first engineered timber office.
To be completed next year International House of Sydney will be made from cross laminated timber (CLT) and glue laminated timber (Glulam).
Constructed with wood, CLT has a far lower carbon footprint than other building materials; the production process produces zero waste; and timbers are sourced from certified sustainably managed forests. The building is designed by Jonathon Evans and Alex Tzannes from architectural practice Tzannes.
“International House Sydney defines the south eastern connection of Barangaroo on Sussex Street to the urban fabric beyond. Looking from the bridges leading to Barangaroo, through the clean glass skin, the multi-story timber structure forms the character of the architecture, the same character that from inside creates an interior environment reminiscent of the spaces found in Sydney’s historic timber or cast iron and brick buildings from the era when warehouse buildings were crucial to Australia’s maritime economy,” Tzannes said.
Acquired by Lendlease International Towers Sydney Trust, the owner of tower two and tower three at Barangaroo, the building offers 6850 square metres of lettable area (NLA) across six storeys.
Andrew Wilson, managing director Barangaroo South said Lendlease is well on its way to creating Australia’s first large scale carbon neutral community.
“International House Sydney fronts directly onto Exchange Square, an entry point into the precinct, and will be a symbol of innovation and sustainability greeting some 33,000 daily visitors as they emerge from Wynyard Walk,” Wilson said.