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Sydney will be home to the world’s tallest hybrid timber tower

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Sydney will be home to the world’s tallest hybrid timber tower

SHoP Architects, in collaboration with BVN, is designing the project.

By David Malone, Associate Editor | July 9, 2020
Atlassian HQ at night

All renderings courtesy SHoP Architects and BVN

The new headquarters building for Atlassian, an Australian software company, is set to rise 40 stories in Sydney.

Designed by SHoP Architects in collaboration with BVN, the the 590-foot-tall building will become the tallest hybrid timber tower in the world, according to the architects. 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.


Atlassian HQ aerial


Built above The Parcels Shed, a building originally built in 1906 and currently operating as the Railway Square youth hostel, the new HQ will incorporate the historic building into its lower levels.


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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. The project will help Atlassian achieve its goal of net zero carbon emissions by 2050.

Atlassian HQ is slated for completion in 2025.


Atlassian HQ roof gardens


Atlassian steel skeleton and wooden interiors


Atlassian HQ interior


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