41X

A Hickory Construction Project

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First commercial building in Melbourne to target a lifetime of carbon neutrality

41X, the new headquarters for the Australian Institute of Architects Victorian Division, is the first commercial office building in Melbourne to target carbon neutrality over its 30 year operating lifespan. 

It has also achieved a 5-star Green Star design rating. 

The 21 level building (plus basement) was designed by renowned architects Lyons, who together with Hickory were responsible for achieving the environmental ratings through its systems, sustainable building materials, waste management and transport strategies.

  • Unique external precast concrete panels of complex geometry integrated with high performance glazing as part of a complete energy efficient facade system
  • Bubbledeck precast floor panels and precast concrete columns reduced the need for formwork, and maximised construction speed as an example of prefabricated construction efficiency
  • Low temperature VAV system tuned for optimal operational performance thorugh extensive energy and daylight modelling
  • Custom-designed components in the protection screen to navigate the perimeter of the intricate façade
  • Facade also incorporates unique “bite” shapes of faceted green anodised aluminium supported by structural steel with a marine grade ply substrate, some of which shelter and delineate terrace areas

Location: 41 Exhibition Street, Melbourne

 

CONSTRUCTION DURATION
19 months 

COMPLETION DATE
November 2013 

CLIENT
Australian Institute of Architects

ARCHITECT
Lyons

INTERIOR ARCHITECT
HASSELL

STRUCTURAL and CIVIL ENGINEER
Winward Structures

BUILDING SERVICES ENGINEER
Aecom

ENVIRONMENTAL RATINGS
5 Star Green Star design rating