Sustainable construction: The wooden tower of Sydney

In real life Mike Cannon-Brookes and Scott Farquhar earn your money in the digital world. And not too tight: The two Australians have one of the ascenders of th

Sustainable construction: The wooden tower of Sydney

In real life Mike Cannon-Brookes and Scott Farquhar earn your money in the digital world. And not too tight: The two Australians have one of the ascenders of the decade, founded the software company Atlassian, just nine years old and is listed on the New York stock exchange. Cannon-Brookes, 40 years old and around 12 billion dollars, and of the same age and approximately the same rich Farquhar on mixing the Fifth continent:

Christoph Hein

Economics correspondent for South Asia/Pacific, based in Singapore.

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Vociferously you advocate for the green turning "Down Under", are working on battery projects with Tesla founder Elon Musk and want to convert Australia to a knowledge-based society. On his way to the Duo, the 2018 abolished the Google Motto "don't be evil" seems to live in public. Now, set a not-to-miss signs: As a headquarters for 4000 employees of Atlassian is expected to grow in behind the old train station of Sydney is the highest "Hybrid Tower" of the world.

Surrounded by the renovated terrace houses of artists, designers and professors who are driving the gentrification and the break worry, the district is a little to forget: the station and the lower part of George Street, a few Descend, the stations of the intercity buses of Greyhound and Murray's, the buzzing Gay district of Surry Hills on the one hand, Redfern, where many aboriginal people have of your home, on the other side.

"A building for the future of work"

Now, however, the triangle will be rolled out in the city centre of split. And at times when the price brake the Corona and the immigrants now closed borders on the real estate market loads: In Sydney, 16 per cent of the Apartments remain empty after only about 4 per cent in the past few years. The building permits for Apartments were in may, 35 percent year-on-year.

The Atlassian-tower is one of the last remaining under-developed parts of the Pacific metropolis change. This is not only to the employees who have stock options the Chance to be rich and to live in the area send. But on the construction itself. The New York architect, SHoP (Sharples Holden and Pasquarelli) and their Australian colleagues from BVN, know buildings in wooden, want to create to 40 floors of a Software factory, which is held exclusively by renewable energies under steam.

"We will create a space that will be very sustainable and very flexible – it is a functional building for the future of work, for the world of tomorrow, not for today's," says Farquhar. Of course, panels and shutters that align automatically according to the irradiation of the intense solar are solar, part of the construction. But above all, the tower is built from prefabricated wooden parts to help to reduce the greenhouse gas footprint of the Atlassian-construction.

Updated Date: 13 July 2020, 02:19

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