Australia plans tall timber commercial building

12 May 2014

A seven-storey commercial timber building is proposed for the heart of Sydney.

The building, which will be the tallest timber commercial building in Australia, follows the recent completion of Forté, the country's tallest timber residential tower, built in Melbourne.

The commercial building, designed by Fitzpatrick + Partners, will feature a glulam structure and a glass curtain wall.

The glulam will be provided by Austrian manufacturer KLH, which also supplied the cross-laminated timber for the 10-storey Forté tower.

The project is currently in the detailed design phase.