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Sustainable buildings take out top honours at state property awards

Efficiency in energy and water use, as well as a sophisticated approach to adaptive reuse in commercial spaces prove to be winning combinations

By KANEBRIDGE NEWS
Tue, Jul 11, 2023 10:21amGrey Clock 2 min

Heritage preservation and sustainability concerns have won out at the Property Council of Australia’s state awards.

Brookfield Place in the heart of Sydney’s CBD took out the NSW Development of the Year award. With direct access to Wynyard Station it offers more than 6,300sqm of lettable retail space and 27 floors, while providing expansive views across Wynyard Park. While it represents an attractive commercial opportunity, Brookfield Place has achieved a 6 Star Green Star Office Design & As Built v3 rating as well as WELL Health/Safety accredited in 2022. It is also targeting NABERS ratings for energy and water.

Brookfield Place took out the state award for NSW

In further signs that sustainable building practices have gained ground, the state honours in Queensland went to the Midtown Centre, where two 1970s buildings have been reimagined to create a commercial precinct including office spaces, a retail laneway and wellness destination. As the hybrid working model becomes the norm, office spaces are outward looking towards green vistas.

Old and new building work is evident in Midtown Centre in Brisbane, which won the state award for Queensland.

The building also has a 6 Star Green Star Design & As Built v1.1 rating and 5 Star NABERS energy rating. It also works as a celebration of the past, with the older buildings on show, contrasting with the new work.

The Midtown Centre in Brisbane’s CBD has a 5 star Green Star rating

Other state winners include the BHP workplace in Adelaide, which took the top state honour in South Australia, and the cantilevered 405 Bourke Street in Victoria.

The BHP workplace in Adelaide was a standout for its family friendly focus and accessibility.

The state winners will now go through to the Property Council’s National Innovation & Excellence Awards with winners to be announced in Sydney later this year.

Property Council of Australia Chief Executive Mike Zorbas said the winners represent the pinnacle of property innovation, design and construction in Australia.

 “Our winners have created incredible places for people to enjoy and to thrive in. I congratulate them for their extraordinary rolemodelling and their dedication to the communities they serve,” he said. 

 

 

 

 



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