Second engineered timber building at Barangaroo South is unveiled7 December 2017
Developer Lendlease has unveiled the design of a second engineered timber building at Barangaroo South designed by Tzannes which is proposed as a ‘sister’ to International House Sydney which was completed earlier in 2017.
The proposed building will be the developer’s sixth engineered timber building in Australia, following its Forte apartments, Library at the Dock by Clare Design and Hayball and a 52m tall office tower in Brisbane designed by Bates Smart, which, when complete, will be the tallest engineered timber building in Australia.
Rob Deck, managing director of Barangaroo South, said Australia’s first engineered timber office building, International House Sydney which was completed in 2017, “received an extraordinary amount of interest from a broad cross-section of the property industry, business sector and general public”.
Mr Deck said construction of CLT buildings is sustainable, as being timber it did not require drilling or concrete pouring, which made it a quiet building site with minimal wastage.