Melbourne, Australia’s Tallest Mass Timber Office Building is Completed, and a Second Is on the Way

Melbourne, Australia’s tallest mass timber office building, dubbed “T3 Collingwood,” has recently been completed, according to a feature by ArchitectureAU (12-4-23). Designed by Jackson Clements Burrows Architects, the 15-story, 18,200 m2 building was built with sustainability in mind.

The building was constructed using Victorian oak responsibly sourced from Australian forests. The structure represents a 34% reduction in embodied carbon. Glazed windows have been integrated to maximize daylight and energy efficiency.

David Warneford, the project developer for Hines and its head of construction in Australia and New Zealand, told ArchitectureAU that there is growing demand for green buildings with environmentally and socially beneficial design features. As a result, the developer has engaged Architectus and Wilkinson Eyre to design another green office tower at 600 Collins Street in Melbourne. The new $1 billion (AUD) Collins Street project is expected to be completed in the first half of 2026.

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