Perth’s first 6 Star Green Star building named Property of the Year

Mar 17, 2010
  • Article by Online Editor
  • Photography by Martin Farquarson
  • Architect Woodhead

Woodhead’s green landmark building located in Perth’s CBD has received top honours at the Property Council of Australia’s Western Australia awards.

2 Victoria Avenue, a 7,200sqm, four-storey office building, was announced Overall Winner at the awards, and also received the Aecom Award for Sustainable Development. The office building is the first in Western Australia to achieve a 6 Star Green Star rating, and has also gained a 5 Star NABERS energy rating.

A flagship building for the Stockland Property Group, the riverside building has a glazed façade shaded by a system of operable louvers, as well as a prominent burnt orange metallic feature. The low-rise building also features a simple, legible layout based on a rectangular floor plate, offering maximum flexibility for a modern office building.

Environmental initiatives incorporated in the project include grey water systems, wind turbines, active chilled beams and the active louvers, which combine to make Woodhead’s design a “flagship green building” for the city of Perth.

Joe Lenzo, Executive Director of the Property Council of Australia, said the world-class sustainable building set “a benchmark for future office developments, and has achieved a new standard in sustainable office outcomes.”

Other winners at the awards included the Karrinyup Shopping Centre, which won the WA Retail Property of the Year. HBO + EMTB’s renovation of GPO Perth received the Award for Heritage & Adaptive Re-Use, while Cox Howlett + Bailey Woodland won the Tourism & Leisure Developments award for the Sorrento Quay Boardwalk and the Award for Public Buildings for the District Courts of Western Australia.

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