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- Architect Woodhead
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Woodheads green landmark building located in Perths CBD has received top honours at the Property Council of Australias 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 Woodheads 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 + EMTBs 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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