Aurecon will host tours of 25 King as part of the Brisbane Open House
04 October 2019 – Timber is gaining popularity as a sustainable material for commercial office buildings, providing aesthetic appeal, environmental benefits and a boost to the health and wellbeing of occupants.
In recognition of this, Australia’s tallest and largest engineered timber office building, 25 King Street, is opening its doors as part of Brisbane Open House, giving an insight into the design and construction of this iconic structure.
As anchor tenant and structural engineers, with Lendlease’s DesignMake; building services and acoustic engineers; and ESD consultants for the building, Aurecon will be hosting tours of 25 King on Saturday 12 October, 2019, and participating in a number of talks.
Aurecon’s Regional Director for Queensland, Evelyn Storey, said that the move to 25 King had proven to be a great bonus for the company.
“It is rare for engineers to be able to occupy the buildings they design, so being tenants of 25 King – a building we created with our project partners, developer Lendlease, architects Bates Smart, owners Impact Investment Group and interior architects Woods Bagot, is unique,” Storey said.
“We have loved the opportunity to design with timber, and then to experience it first-hand has demonstrated to us the positive health and wellbeing impacts of working in a building made from this environmentally and socially sustainable material.”
Brisbane Open House timber talks
With an increasing interest in timber as a viable alternative to traditional building materials, an After Dark Panel on Tuesday 8 October will tackle the subject of Tall Timber Buildings and Taking on Climate Change. Moderated by Tina Perinotto from The Fifth Estate, panel members will include Josephine Macleod, Principal Advisor, Architecture & Design, Office of the Queensland Government Architect; Chris Ammundsen, Senior Structural Engineer, Aurecon; Dr Paola Leardini, University of Queensland and Philip Vivian, Director, Bates Smart.
In collaboration with Bates Smart, Aurecon will also be part of an Architects Talk on The Making of King Street on Saturday 12 October, featuring Tania Gordon, Associate at Bates Smart and Nicholas Weiske, Associate at Aurecon.