Jonathan Evans is a partner at Tzannes, who was previously the lead architect on International House in Sydney, a 7 Storey commercial office building designed for Lendlease, which previously won the Australian Timber Design Award 2017; and Karl-Heinz Weiss, an engineer and the general manager for DesignMake at Lendlease, who has extensive experience he is bringing to Australia, working on projects like K5, the world's largest engineered timber office building in Brisbane, and a proposed major redevelopment at Collins Wharf in Melbourne.
Jonathan and Karl-Heinz are teaming up together for their next project, C1 in Barangaroo which is being called 'The Big Sister' of International House, which is also 7 storeys, but have decided to continue to push the boundaries, by increasing the floor spans by a further 50%.
In part two of this discussion, we cover:
Building professionals globally are turning to timber in mid-rise construction as it provides a healthier, environmentally friendly (carbon), sustainable, efficiently off-site prefabricated solution that dramatically reduces construction times and accordingly the overall cost of the project.
If you want to use timber on your next mid-rise project, the WoodSolutions mid-rise team can help with free professional advice. You can contact me directly at:
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Or, the 46 free technical guides found at the WoodSolutions website. Technical guide 37 which focuses on the steps to deliver a mid-rise timber building is a good start.