Architects Bates Smart — 5 King — Brisbane, Australia
5 King is a high performance commercial building and the tallest engineered timber building in Australia. The 52m high tower in the Brisbane Showgrounds development will also hold the title for the largest gross floor area (GFA) for an engineered timber office building worldwide. Designed by Bates Smart for Lendlease, 5 King is at the leading edge of contemporary workplace thinking.
In blending tradition with innovation, Bates Smart have designed a building that addresses our fundamental need to connect to nature and preserve the environment. 5 King utilises cross laminated timber (CLT) and glue laminated timber (Glulam), together they combine the structural strength of concrete and steel with a low carbon footprint.