3D Section

3D section of my concept so far crossing through public and residential space. This section shows materiality within the concept.

The technology precedents I have in mind for this concept is one that I thoroughly researched into for a second year project – San Telmo Museum. Due to IT issues, I do not have access to detail inspiration to look into other construction details. But luckily I can access the PDF for this structure as our technology group had the PDF on a shared drive.

I believe I can apply the construction for this precedent utilising the material palette I have included for the ‘inspiration’.


Name: Rebel

Architects: Studioninedots

Location: Kop Zuidas, Amsterdam-Zuid, NL


  • Flexible, sustainable mixed-use complex
  • Strong, characteristic identity
  • Offers spatial flexibility
  • Enables innovative programming of spaces
  • Mix of commercial and social/cultural functions
  • Residents and occupants have the possibility to share cars and bikes
  • Voids bring light and air into the deep volume
  • Urban living room
  • Raw, recycled concrete
  • Untreated larch wood

Information from: https://studioninedots.nl/project/rebel/

Smestad Recycling Centre

Name: Smestad Recycling Centre

Architects: Longva arkitekter

Location: Oslo, Norway


  • It is a facility for the public where all waste handling takes place indoors
  • Robust, unclimatised open hall
  • There are areas for hazardous waste and maintenance/changing rooms/cafeteria for employees/offices and technical rooms
  • Saw-tooth roof
  • Maximise traffic flow and parking for the public
  • Space for 34 cars
  • 16 waste fractions
  • Constructed from low impact materials
  • Façade is concrete/brick/laminated wood/metal (weathering steel)
  • Roof is planted with sedum

Information from: https://www.archdaily.com/785900/smestad-recycling-centre-longva-arkitekter

Europe’s Silicon Valley

Name: Europe’s Silicon Valley

Architects: URBAN POWER

Location: Copenhagen, Denmark


  • Man-made islands
  • combat city’s challenges
  • Tech space
  • Fossil-free energy production
  • Flood barriers
  • Public recreation space
  • 380 businesses
  • 12,000 jobs  
  • Heat storage
  • Windmills
  • To be Northern Europe’s largest Waste-to-Energy plant 
  • Will reduce at least 70 tons of CO2 annually
  • Will produce more than 300 MWh of fossil free energy – 25% of Copenhagen’s power consumption  
  • Built-up soil creates natural flood barriers
  • Start of construction is 2022
  • Project completion in 2040

Information from: https://www.archdaily.com/909510/eco-friendly-floating-cities-of-the-future


Name: CopenHill

Architects: BIG (Bjarke Ingels Group)

Location: Copenhagen, Denmark


  • Cleanest waste-to-energy power plant in the world
  • Power plant with rooftop ski slope
  • Located on an industrial waterfront
  • 440,000 tons of waste can be converted into clean energy annually
  • 150,000 homes are provided with electricity and district heating annually.
  • Tallest artificial climbing wall in the world
  • Hopefully will help Copenhagen meet its goal of becoming the world’s first carbon-neutral city by 2025
  • Green area creates a space for birds, bees and flowers
  • Garden absorbs heat/removes harmful air particles/minimises stormwater runoff.
  • Ten floors of administrative space
  • 600-metre-squared education centre for academic tours, workshops and sustainability conferences.  

Information from: https://www.dezeen.com/2019/10/08/big-copenhill-power-plant-ski-slope-copenhagen/

Hybrid timber office building

Name: Hybrid timber office building

Architects: HPP Architekten

Location: Düsseldorf, Germany


  • Hybrid timber
  • Scheduled for completion in 2021.
  • Inspired by the circular economy
  • Inspired by the Cradle to Cradle concept – imitating nature’s cycle, when something is not longer needed, it can truly be recycled.
  • Developer INTERBODEN
  • Shows how individual components can be recycled after use, non-recyclable materials minimized and CO2 emissions reduced.
  • The basement, core and ground floor consist of concrete.
  • Upper floors are constructed in timber
  • Diamond-shaped wooden façade construction
  • Facade has structural and shading functions/natural ventilation concept
  • Helps the environment through recycling and upcycling
  • Building provides car and bike-sharing facilities

Information from: https://www.archdaily.com/922499/hpp-architekten-designs-dusseldorfs-first-hybrid-timber-office-building-in-germany

The Atlassian Headquarters

Name: The Atlassian Headquarters

Architects: SHoP Architects and Australian practice BVN

Location: Sydney, New South Wales, Australia


  • Hybrid timber building
  • 40-story skyscraper
  • To be completed in 2025
  • Worlds tallest hybrid timber building
  • 100% renewable energy operations
  • 50% less embodied carbon in construction
  • 50% less energy consumption
  • Mass timber construction – reduces carbon footprint.
  • 2,500 additional jobs
  • 4,000 Atlassian staff
  • Add almost $1 billion annually to the Australian economy
  • Goal of achieving net-zero carbon emissions by 2050.
  • Integrated of park spaces – staggered outdoor gardens
  • steel exoskeleton
  • Electricity-generating glass facade

Information from: https://inhabitat.com/worlds-tallest-hybrid-timber-building-proposed-for-sydney/ and https://www.dezeen.com/2020/07/08/shop-architects-and-bvn-design-worlds-tallest-hybrid-timber-tower-for-atlassian-in-sydney/