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Brisbane Open House | Tall Timber Buildings & Taking on Climate Change

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25 King Lobby

25 King Street

Bowen Hills, QLD 4006

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Join our panel for a lively debate on the future of tall timber buildings.

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/ Josephine Macleod, Principal Advisor, Architecture & Design, Office of the Queensland Government Architect

/ Chris Ammundsen, Senior Structural Engineer, Aurecon

/ Dr Paola Leardini, School of Architecture, The University of Queensland

/ Philip Vivian, Director, Bates Smart

/ Moderated by Tina Perinotto, Managing Editor & Founder, The Fifth Estate

Buildings account for 25% of Australia’s greenhouse gas emissions. At the same time, Australian cities need more tall buildings to accommodate their rapid urbanization. Big changes regarding how we design, construct and operate our buildings need to occur if we’re going to accommodate this growth and hit the Paris Agreement’s 2050 zero net emissions target.

Brisbane is helping to lead this charge: 25 King, located in the RNA Showgrounds, is the tallest and largest (by floor area) commercial timber building in the world. Tall timber buildings represent a sustainable way forward because they can sequester up to 74% more carbon and are more efficient to build than comparable concrete and steel buildings.

Bates Smart and leading built environment experts will discuss 25 King, evolving tall timber design and construction, and how this type of architecture can change the world.

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