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From wood to wonders
HASSLACHER NORICA TIMBER, from wood to wonders

International House Sydney

Barangaroo South

© Lendlease / Tzannes
© Rensteph Thompson
© Rensteph Thompson
© Lendlease / Tzannes

"Timber construction for the 'International House Sydney', a seven storey office building with approx. 7,910 m² floor area within the Barangaroo South area. Timber species: spruce, beech Total volume: 950 m³ glulam and more than 2,000 m³ of Cross Laminated Timber (CLT) (delivered by Stora Enso Ybbs CLT mill) Ground floor columns made of 'Ironbark' Product innovation by HESS TIMBER: Composite beams enabling for the first time large openings in a glulam beam without losing load-bearing capacity or clear height and furthermore no need of further reinforcement. HESS has realised numerous large-scale tests on behalf of the main contractor and with two material testing institutes."

Project information
Location: Sydney, Australia
Customer: Stora Enso Timber
Architect: Architecture office Tzannes Australia, Co-design Directors Alec Tzannes and Jonathan Evans
Structural analysis and design: HESS Timber, Lendlease Australia
Year of construction: 2016
Products used: HESS BauBuche, HESS BLOCK, HESS BASIC; 950 m³ glued laminated timber.
Special features:

This object is Australia's first commercial office building constructed from timber!