We do love our “big” things in WA…
From Wagin’s big ram to the big orange in Harvey and Exmouth’s big prawn – the bigger the better in WA, and soon we’ll be able to claim something so big, it’ll be the biggest of its kind in the world!
Leading property development and investment firm Grange Development this week secured approval to build the world’s tallest timber building – a 50-storey hybrid design that will include over 200 apartments and soar to a stratospheric 191.2 metres high.
Currently dubbed the C6 building, it was approved this week by Perth’s Metro Inner-South Joint Development Assessment Panel (JDAP), and will be built on Charles Street in South Perth.
The building will be comprised of 42% timber, including beams, floor panels, studs, linings and more, with the developers stating the design is carbon negative (more carbon stored than used).
For the competitive types out there, a similar building under construction in Sydney for software company Atlassian will only come in at a miserly 180 metres high, while the world’s current tallest timber building in Wisconsin stands at 86.6 metres – less than half of C6’s proposed final height.
“Our aspiration with C6 is to shift the focus towards a more climate-conscious approach,” said Grange Development’s director, James Dibble, in a statement.
“We can’t grow concrete… [this plan is] a new open-sourced blueprint that utilizes hybrid construction methodology to offset the carbon within our built environment, which is the single biggest contributor to climate change.”
The tower will use 7,400 cubic metres of timber harvested from 600 trees, according to Grange, who also said that amount could be regrown in under an hour from one sustainably-farmed forestry region.
There is no current timeframe on construction of the project, and you can learn more about it on the Grange website.
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