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Perth Timber Skyscraper Could Be World’s Tallest

The tower would top out at 183-metres if approved.

By Terry Christodoulou
Thu, Apr 21, 2022Grey Clock < 1 min

Around the world, wooden skyscrapers are on the rise with new technologies in ‘mass timber’ resulting in more carbon-conscious buildings. It’s a trend that’s landed firmly on Australian shores, with Atlassian’s incoming Sydney headquarters opting for timber and now this 183-metre apartment tower in South Perth awaiting approval.

The building, known as C6 is a $350 million Elenberg Fraser-designed effort at 6 Charles Street and when complete will be three metres taller than Sydney’s ode to technology forged by Atlassian.

The project is said to include about 7400 cubic metres of timber in its construction — 42% of its total structure — accompanied by steel, concrete and other materials.

If approved by the City of Perth C6 will become the country’s second carbon-negative building after the Atlassian tower meaning it will remove carbon dioxide from the atmosphere rather than adding to it.

The proposal was lodged by Mr James Dibble – of Grande Development — and incorporated 245 apartments over 45 levels and an open-air public piazza on the lower floors that include an entertainment precinct.

Adding further green credentials to the build is an embedded power network that will harness energy from the elements and will feature 3500sqm of floral, edible and native gardens.

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