Sydney could soon be home to a giant ‘hybrid timber’ building

Sydney could soon be home to a giant ‘hybrid timber’ building

This image depicts how the building could look once built.AtlassianWith its world-famous beaches, fine weather and top class restaurants, Sydney, Au

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This image depicts how the building could look once built.

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With its world-famous beaches, fine weather and top class restaurants, Sydney, Australia, is an attractive destination for workers and tourists alike. It is also boasts some iconic twentieth century structures and buildings such as the Sydney Harbour Bridge and Sydney Opera House, and in the next few years, the city could be home to another example of innovative design.

On Thursday, Australian tech firm Atlassian unveiled plans to construct what it described as “the world’s tallest hybrid timber building,” which it hopes will be both a sustainable and visually striking headquarters.

Standing around 40 storeys tall, the design of the building has been developed by SHoP, an architecture firm in New York, and Australia’s BVN.

It will incorporate timber and a façade of glass and steel that will also use solar panels and have “self-shade capabilities.” Plans are also in place for a staggered outdoor garden to be integrated into the structure.

According to Atlassian, the development will have a number of targets, including using 50% less “embodied carbon” in construction, compared to normal…



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