Work Completed on Rice Daubney’s Australian Skyscraper

17 May 2010 (Last Updated May 17th, 2010 18:30)

Work on the new Rice Daubney-designed Ark commercial office tower in New South Wales, Australia, has been completed. It is the first completed six-star Green Star V2-rated building in the region, and is being delivered for Investa. The 28,500m² building features a set

Work on the new Rice Daubney-designed Ark commercial office tower in New South Wales, Australia, has been completed.

It is the first completed six-star Green Star V2-rated building in the region, and is being delivered for Investa.

The 28,500m² building features a set of layered elements integrating it with the surrounding heritage-listed Mary Mackillop group of buildings.

Ground-level areas provide a public forecourt as an interactive space while an art wall along Mount Street has been included to engage pedestrians.

The glass-clad southern façade appears suspended in front of the building, which offers views of the area.

The building form recedes as the building gets higher, significantly reducing visual bulk at the west of the site.

Constructed to achieve a five-Star NABERS energy rating, the building was designed using the 3D building information model.

The building also employs many energy and water-efficient sustainable strategies, according to architectureanddesign.com.au.