International House Sydney wins Excellence in Commercial Development
Designed by renowned architects Tzannes and Associates and completed in April 2017, International House Sydney stands at the entrance to Barangaroo South and is the first office building in Australia to use engineered timber – Cross Laminated Timber (CLT) and Glue Laminated Timber (Glulam) – as its primary material. Rob Deck, Managing Director, Barangaroo South, said “Australia’s first engineered timber office building stands as a beacon of innovation and sustainability. “The recognition International House Sydney has received is a testament to the benefits the building provides to the people who work within it. We believe the success of this approach paves the way for an exciting future for the construction industry as it looks for more cost-effective and sustainable building solutions. “International House Sydney demonstrates the rewards for thinking innovatively when it comes to building materials and design.” The six-storey building has delivered a range of economic, social and environmental benefits, including reduced construction time and less air, noise and waste pollution. It has a 6 Star Green Star for Office Design and is targeting the same As Built rating. The benefits of using timber in the built environment have contributed to its market appeal, securing financial services tenant, Accenture, for the entire building.