Sustainability Awards 2019

ASSA ABLOY Opening Solutions Australia announced as official sponsor of Architecture & Design’s Sustainability Awards 2019.

Now in its 13th year, ASSA ABLOY Opening Solutions Australia is proud to support the 2019 Sustainability Awards; the nation’s most respected awards program which recognises sustainable building and design with emphasis on ecologically friendly and more efficient built environments.

“With ASSA ABLOY’s ongoing commitment to a more sustainable future, we’re delighted to be partnering with the Awards, sponsoring the Intelligent Building Category for this event. Sustainability is an integral part of product innovation at ASSA ABLOY. We work to ensure that newly designed products are as efficient as possible. The intention is to develop new product concepts that solve customer problems and create customer value, based on sustainable solutions and processes - it is a key driver throughout ASSA ABLOY’s value chain, comments Mercedes Maniati, ASSA ABLOY National Marketing Manager. With environmentally conscious design and build at the forefront of most markets, we offer a complete range of access solutions that are energy efficient, compliant and also intelligent.”

Congratulations to both finalists in our sponsored category of Intelligent Building: Mirvac, South Eveleigh Building and Welcome to the Jungle_CplusC Architectural Workshop.”

Mirvac, South Eveleigh Building

In setting out to transform the Australian Technology Park (ATP) in Eveleigh, Sydney, Mirvac’s goal was to create a significant destination for work, diverse retail and the community. The new precinct, renamed South Eveleigh, opened in 2019 and will be completed in 2020. Axle is one of three new commercial buildings with advanced sustainability features that will sit within South Eveleigh. It sees Mirvac take a significant leap forward in responding to the future of work, designing a space that weaves flexible working and environmental sustainability into a future - proofed office environment.

Welcome to the Jungle_CplusC Architectural Workshop

The three - story home is built within a rejuvenated heritage façade of a long-unoccupied two-storey shop-top house sitting on a 98sqm triangular shaped corner site with north, east and west solar access and outlook. Galvanised steel planter beds provide the structural bracing between the two skins and are filled with plants that cool the incoming breezes via transpiration. A 1600L aquaponics fishpond is linked in a cyclical system to the accessible rooftop of planter beds, providing the native Australian plants and fruit and vegetables nutrient enriched water caused by the edible silver perch (fish) that inhabit the pond.

The awards will be presented at gala dinner on 7 November at Sydney’s The Star, supported by an educational series earlier in the day – Sustainability Live. Sustainability Live presents the opportunity to engage in live topic discussions with a range of highly regarded industry experts and the opportunity to earn CPD points.

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