Lendlease is building a second version of its stunning timber office block at Barangaroo

An artist’s impression of the second timber building at Barangaroo. Source: supplied

Barangaroo developer Lendlease has announced plans for another low-rise office building by architects Tzannes Associates, made from what’s known as “engineered timber” on the Sydney waterfront site.

The second building will mirror the seven-storey, International House Sydney, which was the tallest timber building in the world when it opened at Barangaroo earlier this year. The 7000 square-metres site is now home to advisory firm Accenture. It was built from engineered timbers known as cross laminated timber (CLT) and glue laminated timber (glum) and won multiple awards, including the 2017 Australian Timber Design Award.

Lendlease is about to break its own world record height with the 10-storey 25 King Street commercial development in Brisbane set to become the world’s tallest timber building when it’s completed next year.

Lendlease now has lodged a plans with the NSW Department of Planning & Environment for a ‘sister building’ to International House Sydney, with Barangaroo South managing director
Rob Deck saying the site’s first engineered timber office building created “extraordinary” interest.

“This second such building will be the final opportunity in Barangaroo South for prospective commercial tenants seeking an exciting, sustainable and innovative workplace for their employees,” he said.

International House Sydney at Barangaroo. Source: Tzannes Associates.

The new building, with a total commercial floor space of around 10,000 square metres across six floors, will be located on Hickson Road in front of Tower 1, and features a mixed-use precinct of restaurants, cafes, shops and services on the ground floor. It’s due for completion in 2019.

It will be Lendlease’s sixth engineered timber building in Australia, including Forte Apartments and Library at The Dock in Melbourne, and Jordan Springs Community Hub in Western Sydney.

Here’s architect Alec Tzannes and co-design director Jonathan Evans talking about International House Sydney at Barangaroo.

International House Sydney from Tzannes on Vimeo.

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