The Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH) announced in June that One Central Park is the winner of the Best Tall Building Award in the Asia and Australasia region. There was a total of 88 entries worldwide with the highest proportion from the Asia and Australasia region.
The project was then judged as one of four other winning regions by the CTBUH for a worldwide Innovation Award. Living Walls, One Central Park unfortunately did not win but was honoured as an exemplary design and recognised as an Innovation Finalist.
One Central Park East Tower is a 117meter high residential tower including vertical gardens and a cantilevered slab which hovers form the 28th floor over retail atrium and landscaped terraces below. Underneath the cantilever slab are motorised heliostats which attract the sunlight for heating or lighting depending on the needs of the spaces. Atop the cantilever slab is the platform for the Sky Garden providing birds-eye view of the city of Sydney.
Vertical gardens designed by Patrick Blanc use hydroponic agriculture to encourage plant growth and cover nearly half of the façade. There are 450 types of plants, with 250 being native to Australia, chosen for the project. These vertical gardens act as natural shading and saves the building cooling energy.
The facade systems include the various glazing systems for the tower and podium, balusters, integrated planter boxes, precast, GRC and vertical planted facades. We are worked with Watpac and the design team in the delivery of the facade and all associated elements.
We welcome the recognition from the CTBUH for our work on this project and congratulate the whole team involved:Owner/Developers: Frasers Property; Sekisui House Australia Design: Ateliers Jean Nouvel Architect of Record: PTW Architects Structural Engineer: Robert Bird Group MEP Engineer: Arup Main Contractor: Watpac Construction Other Consultants Cost Davis: Langdon Energy Concept: Transsolar Environmental: Arup Green Walls: Patrick Blanc Heliostat: Device Logic; Kennovations Lighting: AIK-Atelier de Yann Kersale For more information please follow these media article links: http://www.engineersaustralia.org.au/news/sydney-building-beats-87-entries-award?utm_medium=email&utm_source=ExactTarget&utm_campaign=EA_IndustryNews_171114