The world’s tallest hybrid timer-made tower has been unveiled, with the hopes it can spark an eco-first and sustainably construction boom.
The environmentally friendly 40-story building is being built in Sydney, Australia, and will be designed by SHoP Architects, BVN and Eckersley O’Callaghan, with the hopes of it serving as a hub for the cities new tech precinct and an example of sustainable construction.
The incredible 590 ft hybrid timer tower Sydney will use wooden construction methods to offer a reduction of the projects carbon footprint.
The building will run on 100 per cent renewable energy when completed, and during construction it will use 50 per cent less carbon emission typically used for a construction of a building like this.
The tower will include a host of solar panels built into its facade to maximise its sustainable energy production and its steel foundations incorporate an electricity – generating facade system that features self-shade capabilities to reduce direct heat exposure.
This heat – reduction feature will allow the project to leverage Sydney’s hot climate to help reduce its carbon emissions from air conditioning and cooling systems, and instead use the extreme heat to generate on-site renewable energy.
The progressive green – first building will include a mixture of outdoor and indoor spaces, incorporating energy-efficient features including indoor greenery and all-natural ventilation to help breath fresh air into traditionally bland spaces.
The buildings design and layout will also bring people closer to nature, 590 – feet in the air.
The aim of the building is to create a high – performance landmark for Sydney’s new tech district and inspire future construction projects to focus on 100 per cent sustainable designs.