Responding sensitively to its rich industrial context, T3 Collingwood aims to positively contribute to Collingwood’s urban streetscape and sense of community. 

The high quality 15-level commercial building provides an activated ground plane on Wellington St with cafes, restaurants and other public amenities. A glazed facade and canopies will further enhance the street frontage and pedestrian experience.

The building form references surrounding warehouse building typologies, with a rhythmic and visually cohesive brick facade to the ground and podium levels and upper levels to the east. Large punched window openings form the facade, with metal surrounds providing solar shading.

The facade responds to varying building orientations, providing natural daylighting and solar shading to the floorplates. Amenity for both occupants and the community further reinforces the socially sustainable contribution the proposal will make.

Innovation in sustainability has long been a key focus of our work. For T3 Collingwood, working with project partners Hines, Icon, AECOM and Duo Projects has enabled us to develop our expertise in delivering what is now Victoria’s largest mass-timber building. T3 targets 5.5 Star NABERS, has been awarded 6-star Green Star (Design and As-Built) and its mass-timber construction contains 34% less embodied carbon than an equivalent concrete structure.

Constructed from timber ethically sourced from local renewable forests, it sets a new benchmark in the design of sustainable commercial office buildings. The team tackled significant technical and regulatory challenges in realising the building, which is currently the world’s 8th tallest mass-timber construction while positively engaging with its post-industrial local context.

 

 

Awards:

AIA Victorian Architecture Awards: Commercial Architecture
2024

Country:

Wurundjeri Woi-wurrung

Year:

2023

Status:

Completed

Client:

Hines

Partners:

Binyan Studio (renders)

Consultants:

AECOM, Duo Projects, Openwork, Scientific Fire, Contour, McKenzie Group, du Chateau Chun, Phillip Chun, WRAP, Altitude, Rider Levett Bucknall

Builder:

Icon Construction

Photography:

Tom Blachford, John Gollings