South East Dominating Australia’s Skyscraper Market
Sydney’s ecologically sustainable development, 1 Blight Street is “a building packed with many innovative environmental technologies were being used for the first time in a commercial tower in Australia”, says Managing Director at Architectus, Ray Brown. Innovative design elements include the double skin façade, a naturally ventilated atrium, 40% recycled concrete, 90% steel with 50% recycled content, recycled timber, solar cooling, tri-generation, black water treatment, rainwater harvesting and sewer mining. Mr Brown will be appearing at the Australian Smart Skyscraper Summit, addressing innovation in environmental design.
Sydney’s One Central Park, a 117-metre tower, houses the world’s tallest vertical garden and Australia’s first residential cantilevered heliostat, is a major project from PTW Architects. Senior Associate at PTW Architects, Mark Giles, brings 25 years’ experience in the built environment to some of Australia’s major high-rise projects. Mark has worked on a broad range of mixed-use, residential, public, transportation and educational projects that have received over 30 international design awards. One Central Park’s mixed-use tower establishes the use of steel solutions in realising the smart, green high-rise construction.
Suspended from the 28th floor of One Central Park’s east tower, the heliostat reflects light to the gardens and atrium below. According to Mr Giles, the heliostat reflector frame carries 500m2 of reflective mirrored panels. 40 sun-tracking motorised heliostats measuring 4m2 located on the roof of the west tower are designed to follow the sun’s path throughout the day and reflect the light up onto the fixed mirrors on the underside of the reflector frame. Each mirrored panel on the cantilever is fitted with coloured LED’s (2,880 in total) that play Yann Kersale’s ‘Sea Mirror’ lighting artwork. 16,000 colours are be used in the artwork, produced by a complex system of tri-chromic LED dots especially designed for this project. The result is a “chandelier for the city” according to Ateliers Jean Nouvel’s design.
Mr Giles outlines One Central Park’s structural features at the Australian Smart Skyscraper Summit held on the 28-29th March 2017 at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre.
Photo credits: Photo source: Photograph by Simon Wood, courtesy of Frasers Property and Sekisui
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