Global software giant Atlassian plans to build the world’s tallest hybrid timber tower for its new headquarters at the southern end of Sydney’s CBD. Source: Timberbiz
The 40-storey building next to Central Station will become the centrepiece of the state government-planned tech hub, which will eventually span from Central to near Redfern station.
Comprising mass timber and a facade of glass and steel, the building will feature a staggered outdoor garden as well as self-shading to control temperatures. Once complete in 2025, it will accommodate up to 4000 Atlassian staff, and a YHA hostel on its lower levels.
The building will generate 2500 jobs and nearly $1bn for the local economy.
Atlassian has billed it as the tallest “commercial hybrid timber” building in the world at 180 metres high featuring a mix of outdoor and indoor areas.
Atlassian, which is run by billionaire co-CEOs Mike Cannon-Brookes and Scott Farquhar, will be the key tenant.
The building will be designed by New York-based architects SHoP, who will work in conjunction with Australian outfit BVN.
Dubbed Tech Central, the building will operate on 100% renewable energy and will use 50% less carbon in construction compared with a conventional building.
The new headquarters is due to be completed in 2025.