Among the steel and concrete buildings in Brisbane’s landscape, Aurecon’s client, Lendlease, offered an opportunity to be part of something special. Lendlease had an aspiration to construct tall buildings made of timber as part of the AUD$2.9 billion renewal of Brisbane Showgrounds in Bowen Hills. Located 1.6 km from the Brisbane CBD, the precinct is one of the largest urban renewal initiatives in Australia comprising 340 000 m2 of new residential, commercial and retail buildings.
Aurecon sought to create a world class working environment when searching for new office space to relocate its 600 plus people. The timber option submitted by gave Aurecon the chance to differentiate itself by creating an environment that puts its people at the heart of its design and thereby supporting the health and wellbeing of its people.
Not only is Aurecon the anchor tenant, but also was part of the creation of 25 King as the structural engineers (with Lendlease), building services and acoustic engineers and ESD consultants for the building, along with architects , interior architects and owners .
Using engineered timber
亚洲免费无女厕所偷拍Inspired by the environmental benefits and versatility of timber, 25 King showcases timber from roof to floor. The 9-storey plus ground superstructure utilises a combination of revolutionary engineered Cross-Laminated Timber (CLT) and glulam (glue laminated timber). The glulam is used for the structural beams and columns, and the CLT for the floors, lift shafts and escape stairs.
The engineered timber has a lower carbon footprint than traditional building materials, and is sourced from certified sustainably-managed forests. It also allows for precise offsite prefabrication and safer onsite construction.
Aurecon collaborated with Lendlease for the structural design of 25 King. As part of this process, Lendlease drew on its experience developing other engineered timber buildings, such as International House Sydney at Barangaroo.
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A 5-star NABERS Energy Base Building rating is also targeted. This will be achieved through features including rainwater harvesting and re-use, enhanced thermal comfort for the workers within and a facade that drives energy efficiency with external shading.
A fit-out creating innovative workforces and spaces that connect to the communities we serve
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At the heart of Aurecon’s wellness culture at 25 King, is a wide staircase at ground level leading to an open, communal space with booths and meeting spaces framed by greenery and bathed in natural light.
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A world-class building brought to life
25 King is currently the tallest and largest* engineered-timber office building in Australia. A co-creation between Lendlease and Aurecon, together with Bates Smart, 25 King is a world-class building of the future亚洲免费无女厕所偷拍.
Construction finished in October 2018 with Aurecon moving its 700 Brisbane staff in early November 2018.