Three Sydney projects have been shortlisted for the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Heritage’s Best Tall Building awards, which celebrate the very best in the design, planning and construction of tall buildings worldwide.
The awards are to be announced at the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Heritage (CTBUH) conference in Chicago in May 2018.
The Rogers Stirk Harbour and Partners-designed International Towers at Sydney’s Barangaroo has been shortlisted for the Best Tall Building: Asia and Australasia Award and the Urban Habitat Award.
The celebrated EY Centre by FJMT is nominated for the Construction Award, and the Lumiere residential tower by Foster and Partners and Peddle Thorp and Walker has been shortlisted for the 10 Year Award, which recognises the proven value and performance of a building over a period of time.
The three towers of International Towers Sydney are part of the landmark Barangaroo site – uniting the CBD with the western waterfront.
The EY Centre’s defining feature is its pioneering golden CLT façade, achieved through the world’s first use of a closed-cavity façade system on a high-rise commercial tower.
FJMT Architects recently won the national award for commercial design at the 2017 National Architecture Awards.
"Mirvac’s EY Centre is a new landmark building redefining the Sydney skyline, which has set industry benchmarks for sustainability, innovation, heritage integration and construction techniques in Australia and around the world,” Bay Warburton, Mirvac’s head of stakeholder relations, in accepting the nomination said.
The Lumiere Apartments were designed as a "model of sustainability". Fosters and Partners nomination for the apartments highlighted the standard it had set for residential skyscrapers in Australia and internationally. Lumiere Apartments was completed in 2007.
Australian architect Karl Fender, director at Fender Katsalidis will chair the awards jury.
“Being recognised by the world’s premier authority on tall buildings is a great honour, and the opportunity to showcase these quality projects to a global audience helps drive innovation across all disciplines in our industry,” Fender said.