The superstructure of the ten-storey tower comprises engineered Cross-Laminated Timber (CLT) used for the floors, lift shafts and escape stairs; and glulam (glue laminated timber), used for the structural beams and columns.
The 52 metre high building is designed to showcase timber’s properties as much as possible and the building will target a 6 Green Star rating using the new Design & As Built tool, as well as a 5 Star NABERS Energy rating. Key sustainability initiatives include a high-performance facade including external shading, enhanced thermal comfort, cutting edge lighting design practices, and rainwater harvesting/reuse.
25 King: Engineered Cross-Laminated Timber (CLT) is being used for the floors, lift shafts and escape stairs; and glulam (glue laminated timber), for the structural beams and columns of the 52 metre high building.
Global engineering and advisory firm Aurecon will occupy four floors, or almost 6,500 m2 of office space in the building. Aurecon has also provided structural engineering, ESD and building services engineering design to the project. Neil Barr, Aurecon’s South Queensland Regional Director, reportedly confirmed the company took an active role in reducing building costs through digital design and modularisation.
25 King Street is one of the projects to be delivered in the AUD2.9 billion renewal of the Brisbane Showgrounds precinct in Fortitude Valley, 1.5 km from the Brisbane CBD.■