A private property developer has recently won backing to build the world’s tallest hybrid timber tower in the heart of Sydney, not far from the nearby 40-storey Atlassian Tower currently under construction.
The hybrid timber building was recently announced and is intended to be 220 metres tall or 55-storeys, as a mixed-use commercial tower to be located on the corner of Pitt and Hunter Streets in central Sydney, alongside the planned Hunter Street metro station which is due for completion in 2030.
The proposed building is a $350-million project designed by Elenberg Fraser and will use around 7400 cubic metres of timber or 42 per cent of the structure material used.
It will be a new generation, sustainable office building to encourage staff back to the office post-COVID-19 to shorten their commute and work in high quality, sustainable spaces designed for collaboration and lifestyle.
Adding to the growing list of tall hybrid buildings is Thrive Construct, which has unveiled its plans to build two hotels in Whyalla and Adelaide. The Adelaide hotel will comprise 31 levels with 324 hotel rooms and 22 apartments.
These hybrid buildings are not entirely made of structural timber but utilise timber where appropriate in conjunction with other building materials, enabling the most cost-effective construction outcome from the appropriate use of building materials.
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