2021 Global Holcim Awards Commendation for High-Performance Tower in Sydney

As Bronze Asia Pacific 2020 prize winner the High-Performance Tower qualified as a finalist and has now been honored with the Global Holcim Award 2021 Commendation.

The entries that the jury considered outstanding at the global level were awarded prizes at a global handover ceremony. Due to the pandemic, this procedure was adapted: all regional and global prizewinners were invited to the International Architecture Biennale in Venice, where they received their prizes at a single handover ceremony:
The high-performance tower is a 39-storey building accommodating 4,000 workplaces. Introducing a new sustainability model, the design addresses an expanded program, incorporates next-generation systems, and presents an innovative typological and structural concept. The design pursues low-energy and high-comfort performance, because “a good working environment is a very attractive asset,” says prizewinner Wolfgang Kessling. The Global Holcim Awards jury commented that the design successfully combines structural, environmental, and programmatic elements to achieve its goals in terms of sustainability and considers the building a remarkable contribution to sustainable architecture that is greater than the sum of its parts. “This project can be a source of inspiration for companies who want to build sustainable high-rises,” says Marilyne Andersen.

Winners: Wolfgang Kessling, Transsolar Energietechnik, Germany; Edwin Chan, EC3 Design, USA; James O’Callaghan, Eckersley O’Callaghan, United Kingdom;Corie D. Sharples and Andreia Taixeira, ShoP, USA; Ric Wang, Atlassian, Australia; Njnotschka Titchkosky, BVN, Australia.

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