A bold addition to Perth city’s skyline, the design will be welcomed as a new distinct element within the CBD of Perth. In the creation of this tower, it aims to activate and establish new connections and links between the City, King Square and Northbridge. The design respects the established setbacks and contours of the skyline, as a built form tiers down towards the street, addressing the streetscape and its surrounding buildings.
The heritage facade has been retained to preserve the character of the street whilst embracing new and innovative design and construction techniques of our time with the tower above. The transparency and simplicity in form celebrates the use of timber construction through its exposed structural systems, creating a strong exemplar for architecture to play its part in contributing to a more sustainable future for the built environment.
The tower sits within the commercial precinct of the CBD, and is ideally suited for the Tech and Finance industry. With a shared interactive space in between, it hopes to create strong integrated opportunities for the students and facility members of the University to interact and innovate with industry experts, creating a collaborative environment within the vertical Campus.
The Northern orientation of the site allows for the building to utilise natural lighting. Maximising solar access helps to create healthier working and study environments for the occupants of the building. This is in line with the building’s ethos of sustainability and wellness. The building will look at incorporating elements throughout its design that help support this philosophy, and to set a benchmark for all future high-rise developments in the CBD.
Architectural systems that aim to harness natural air and water from the environment will be incorporated and utilised by the occupants of the building. Thermal comfort will be regulated through orientation-specific sun shading and high-performance glazing, and avoiding reliance of traditional means of temperature control.
Utilising communal areas for both the occupants and general public to facilitate a range of spaces that promote healthier living and better community engagements, such as Mindful spaces, rooftop gardens and public collaboration spaces on the ground floor.
By incorporating high-quality end of trip facilities, the building will promote the use of sustainable transportation. Allowing the occupants to utilise the high-quality bicycle transportation system that is already in place in and around the CBD.