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Bates Smart Unveils Plans for Tallest Engineered Timber Building in Australia

16:00 - 12 February, 2017
Bates Smart Unveils Plans for Tallest Engineered Timber Building in Australia, Courtesy of Bates Smart
Courtesy of Bates Smart

Australia-based Bates Smart has released the plans for 5 King, a high-performance commercial space and the tallest engineered timber building in Australia. At 52 meters tall, the building will additionally feature the largest gross floor area (GFA) for an engineered timber office building worldwide.

Based on the concepts of connecting with nature and preserving the environment, 5 King will utilize a combination of cross-laminated timber (CLT) and glue-laminated timber (Glulam) to achieve “the structural strength of concrete and steel with a low carbon footprint.”

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Designs Unveiled for New Australian Embassy in Washington DC

16:10 - 15 November, 2016
Designs Unveiled for New Australian Embassy in Washington DC, Morning View North of Entrance from Massachusetts Ave. Image Courtesy of Bates Smart
Morning View North of Entrance from Massachusetts Ave. Image Courtesy of Bates Smart

Australian office Bates Smart has unveiled their design for the new Australian Embassy to the United States to be located in the diplomatic heart of Washington, D.C. Developed in partnership with local firm KCCT, the new building will provide the embassy with a contemporary workspace with views to the White House.

View North of Atrium Hub spaces. Image Courtesy of Bates Smart Morning view West of Eastern Elevation from 16th Street. Image Courtesy of Bates Smart View North East from Entry to Breakout Space. Image Courtesy of Bates Smart View South from Office floor down to entry. Image Courtesy of Bates Smart + 5

Canberra Hotel / Bates Smart

21:00 - 13 March, 2016
Canberra Hotel  / Bates Smart, © Brett Boardman
© Brett Boardman

© Brett Boardman © Brett Boardman © Anson Smart © Anson Smart + 25

  • Architects

  • Location

    Canberra ACT 2601, Australia
  • Architect

    Bates Smart
  • Design Team

    Philip Vivian, Matthew Allen, Robert Graham, Jeffery Copolov, Tonie Maclennan Tanya Gordon, William Miller, Claire Pettitt
  • Area

    12000.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

Transgrid Headquarters / Bates Smart

17:00 - 17 July, 2015
Transgrid Headquarters  / Bates Smart, © Brett Boardman
© Brett Boardman

© Brett Boardman © Brett Boardman © Brett Boardman © Brett Boardman + 18

  • Architects

  • Location

    180 Thomas Street, Haymarket NSW 2000, Australia
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

Tubbs View + Hamilton Corner / Bates Smart


17:00 - 28 May, 2015
Tubbs View + Hamilton Corner / Bates Smart
, © Brett Boardman
© Brett Boardman

© Brett Boardman © Brett Boardman © Brett Boardman © Brett Boardman + 20

  • Architects

  • Location

    Lindfield, Australia
  • Practice Team

    Guy Lake (Director), Matthew Allen, Tristan Balough, Kelly Burke, Grace Chen, Amanda Clarke, Joanna Kuo, Charmaine Pang, David Tordoff, Sylvia Vasak
  • Area

    10379.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

Bates Smart Sydney Studio / Bates Smart

01:00 - 30 October, 2014
Bates Smart Sydney Studio / Bates Smart, © Brent Winstone
© Brent Winstone

© Brent Winstone © Brent Winstone © Brent Winstone © Brent Winstone + 9

  • Architects

  • Location

    43 Brisbane Street, Surry Hills NSW 2010, Australia
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

BIG, SHoP, Snøhetta Among Shortlist for Melbourne Office Complex

01:00 - 26 February, 2014
BIG, SHoP, Snøhetta Among Shortlist for Melbourne Office Complex, Pre-existing structures permitted for 'part demolition and refurbishment'. Image Courtesy of Future Melbourn (Planning) Committee
Pre-existing structures permitted for 'part demolition and refurbishment'. Image Courtesy of Future Melbourn (Planning) Committee

Australian developer CBUS Property has invited four pairs of Australian and internationally-renowned architectural practices to compete to design an office complex at a 6,000 square meter site in downtown MelbourneAustralia where the National Mutual Plaza currently stands. 

Four Teams Shortlisted For Parramatta Square Design Competition

01:00 - 14 November, 2013
Four Teams Shortlisted For Parramatta Square Design Competition, Mario Cucinella Architects. Image Courtesy of Parramatta City Council
Mario Cucinella Architects. Image Courtesy of Parramatta City Council

Four designs for two large commercial towers in the heart of Sydney have been unveiled by Parramatta City Council, with proposals from Sydney based Francis-Jones Morehen Thorp, Johnson Pilton Walker, Bates Smart, and Italian practice Mario Cucinella Architects. Attracting over 73 submissions from around the world, the two towers will act as the centerpiece for the Parramatta Square's three-hectare site. 

The shortlist is part of stages five and six of the total master plan, previous projects of which have been awarded to the likes of Grimshaw Architects. Review the projects and read the jury's comments after the break...

Councillor John Chedid, Lord Mayor of Sydney, described the the projects as "forward-thinking, innovative solutions," going on to say that "without question, this creative range of designs, submitted by many of the leading architecture firms across the world today, will help us meet our future business, cultural, entertainment and tourism needs, and signpost Parramatta in a distinctive, unique way."

Urbanest / Bates Smart

00:00 - 12 June, 2011
Urbanest / Bates Smart, © Richard Glover
© Richard Glover

© Richard Glover © Richard Glover © Richard Glover © Richard Glover + 13

  • Architects

  • Location

    Sydney NSW, Australia
  • Project Team

     Damien Abicic, Sylvia Vasak, Olga Kambas, Laura Severino
  • Project Director

    Guy Lake
  • Project Architect

    Basil Richardson
  • Project Designer

    Kellie Payne
  • Interior Architect

    Ann Ronay
  • Area

    8094.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2010
  • Photographs