The project team improved upfront carbon outcomes through use of lower-strength concrete where feasible, limiting carbon-intensive materials, opting for carbon sequestering materials, reviewing EPDs, incorporating a significant number of salvaged materials, using high-recycled content materials, using structural materials as the final finish, and minimising waste.
The 46-storey, 188m tall AMP Centre was originally designed by Peddle Thorp & Walker and constructed in 1972. It is fronted by the AMP building featuring the American-inspired curved glass curtain wall- “Sydney’s front door” providing a landmark entry to the city from the north and from the Harbour. The site is of historical and aesthetic significance as the first “skyscraper” in Sydney.
Sub Station No.164 featured the adaptive reuse of two heritage buildings, incorporating a striking steel and glass ‘bubble’ structure which appears to float above. The building offers 7,867 m2 of A-grade office space.
At 52 metres tall and 14,965 m2 of office NLA spread across 10 floors, 25 King Street is Australia’s largest commercial office building constructed Cross Laminated Timber (CLT) and glue laminated timber (Glulam). As part of the $2.9 billion renewal of the Brisbane Showgrounds in Bowen Hills QLD, the project sits within one of Australia’s biggest urban renewal initiatives.
The site on which Barangaroo is built was used for fishing and hunting by the Gadigal people, the traditional owners for the Sydney city region. Barangaroo is named in remembrance of one of the key Aboriginal leaders in the late 1700s – a powerful woman of great integrity and resilience.
GPT Group’s biodiversity policy outlines clear nature positive goals and commits them to go ‘above and beyond’ regulatory requirements, to support supply chain and community partners in their biodiversity goals, and to invest in biodiverse reforestation programs.
Founded in 1960, Sekisui House is a major home builder in Japan, having built more than 2.5 million homes globally. Based in Osaka, Japan, Sekisui House is listed on the Tokyo Stock Exchange and Nagoya Stock Exchange, and has expanded into several international markets, with operations in the US, China, Singapore, the UK and Australia.
Fringed by national parks within the suburban streets of Sydney’s north, Chris Nunn’s home in Asquith brings the green in, in more ways than one. It is the first certified Green Star Home in Australia and shows that comfortable, resilient, electrified homes are possible now. It is also the first home to demonstrate the benefits of combining Green Star Homes and Passive House certifications.