Australian tech giant Atlassian to build world’s tallest hybrid timber tower

Sydney will soon be home to the world’s tallest commercial hybrid timber tower, as global software giant Atlassian unveiled its plans for their new headquarters.

Designed by New York firm SHoP and Australian architectural practice BVN, the building at Sydney’s central business district is estimated to stand about 40 stories tall and boast a height of 180 metres. The building will also have solar panels and self-shading windows to reduce energy costs by operating on 100% renewable energy.

Mass timber has increasingly been a construction material of choice as the world turns to sustainable designs to reduce the carbon footprint.

“The space that we are building will be highly sustainable and highly flexible,” says Atlassian co-founder and co-CEO Scott Farquhar. “It will be purpose-built for the future of work, for tomorrow’s world, not today’s.”

Construction is slated to begin in 2021 and the building is scheduled for completion in 2025.

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