CTBUH Nonprofit/Governmental Member

University of New South Wales (UNSW Sydney)

About

Member Since: 2016

Member Offices: Sydney

Website: https://www.be.unsw.edu.au/

At UNSW Built Environment we develop global leaders in architecture, planning and construction. Our inter-disciplinary, practice-based approach emphasises holistic design, from the room to the region, so you can shape the built environment for the benefit of people and planet.

Fields of Expertise

Academic / University; Architecture

Membership details

Membership Level

Nonprofit/Governmental

Member Since

2016

Member Offices

  • Sydney

Buildings

Rank
Name
Status

Completed

Architecturally Topped Out

Structurally Topped Out

Under Construction

On Hold

Proposed

Vision

Never Completed

Demolished

Competition Entry

Canceled

Proposed Renovation

Under Renovation

Renovated

Under Demolition

Height

1

Engineering Innovation Hub

82 m / 269 ft

2

Mathews Building

- m / - ft

3

University of New South Wales Library

- m / - ft

Building Completions Timeline

 

Videos

22 October 2018

Polycentric vs. Monocentric: The Future of Vertical Urbanism?

Numerous cities are now developing along polycentric lines, with several urban “nodes” focused around tall building clusters that often compete for commerce, attention and investment...

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Research

01 December 2018

Compressive Behaviour of Geopolymer Concrete-Filled Steel Columns at Ambient and Elevated Temperatures

Geopolymer concrete (GPC), which is recognised as an environmentally friendly alternative to ordinary Portland cement (OPC) concrete, has been reported to possess high fire resistance....

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Global News

30 May 2019

Parramatta’s New Engineering Innovation Hub Under Way

Plans for a new AU$280 million (US$353 million) Engineering Innovation Hub are under way with the proposal now on exhibition for Parramatta’s new precinct. The...

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Rank
Name
City
Height

1

Engineering Innovation Hub

Parramatta

82 m

269 ft

2

Mathews Building

Sydney

- m

- ft

3

University of New South Wales Library

Sydney

- m

- ft

Statistics

Average Building Age*

28 Years

Most Common Function*

Education (67%), 2 Buildings

Most Common Material*

Concrete (100%), 2 Buildings

* Based on 150 m+ buildings currently in the database.

Total: 3 Buildings for which a function has been assigned.
 
Total: 2 Buildings for which a material has been assigned.
 

*Based on 3 Completed & Under Construction Buildings

Building Completions Timeline

 

Construction Time Chart

NOTE: Construction start time is not available for all buildings. The average construction time is only displayed if there is three or more buildings with construction start and complete data in that year.

 

22 October 2018 | Dubai

Polycentric vs. Monocentric: The Future of Vertical Urbanism?

Numerous cities are now developing along polycentric lines, with several urban “nodes” focused around tall building clusters that often compete for commerce, attention and investment...

31 October 2017 | Sydney

Interview: Helen Lochhead

Helen Lochhead of the University of New South Wales is interviewed by Chris Bentley during the 2017 CTBUH Australia Conference.

30 October 2017 | Sydney

CTBUH 2017 Australia Conference - Session 2A: Urban Policy Q&A

Caroline Stalker, Australasian Design Director (Urban), Arup, chairs the question and answer session with Tim Williams, CEO, Committee for Sydney & Principal, Arup; Helen Lochhead,...

30 October 2017 | Sydney

The Role of Design Competitions in Shaping Sydney's Public Realm

Tall buildings often take more than they give back, frequently exacerbating local environmental conditions, overshadowing streets and public spaces, creating wind tunnels, and impacting the...

01 December 2018

Compressive Behaviour of Geopolymer Concrete-Filled Steel Columns at Ambient and Elevated Temperatures

Zhong Tao, Yi-Fang Cao, Zhu Pan & Md Kamrul Hassan, Western Sydney University

Geopolymer concrete (GPC), which is recognised as an environmentally friendly alternative to ordinary Portland cement (OPC) concrete, has been reported to possess high fire resistance....

30 October 2017

The Role of Design Competitions In Shaping Sydney’s Public Realm

Helen Lochhead & Philip Oldfield, University of New South Wales

Since 2000, through the City of Sydney’s Competitive Design Policy (CDP), the quality of major projects in the city has been improved significantly, mediating the...

08 August 2017

ASPECT: RATIOS – Voices of Women In the Tall Building World

Ilkay Can-Standard, GenX Design & Technology; Martina Dolejsova, Studio Libeskind

ASPECT: RATIOS is the outgrowth of a program developed by the CTBUH Young Professionals Committee in New York, beginning in 2016. The purpose of the...

08 August 2017

Improving Energy Performance In Gulf-Region Residential High-Rises

Noura Ghabra & Dr. Lucelia Rodrigues, University of Nottingham; Dr. Philip Oldfield, The University of New South Wales

Energy consumption in Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries has been rising over the last four decades. The residential building sector alone accounts for more than...

02 June 2017

A “Fabric-First” Approach to Sustainable Tall Building Design

Philip Oldfield, University of New South Wales

This research suggests the most effective way for improving energy efficiency in tall buildings is a “fabric-first” approach. This involves optimizing the performance of the...

17 October 2016

A “Fabric-First” Approach to Sustainable Tall Building Design

Philip Oldfield, University of New South Wales

This research suggests the most effective way for improving energy efficiency in tall buildings is a “fabric-first” approach. This involves optimizing the performance of the...

01 March 2015

Wind-Induced Motion of Tall Buildings: Designing for Occupant Comfort

M. D. Burton, BMT Fluid Mechanics; K. C. S. Kwok, University of Western Sydney; and A. Abdelrazaq, Samsung C&T Corporation

A team of researchers and practitioners were recently assembled to prepare a monograph on “Wind-Induced Motion of Tall Buildings: Designing for Habitability”. This monograph presents...

20 October 2003

An Assessment of Australian Preparedness for Tall Building Usage in a New Risk Regime

Alan P. Jeary, University of Western Sydney

This paper is an assessment of the current state of readiness of Australia to combat terrorist attacks on large occupancy buildings has been assessed in...

30 May 2019

Parramatta’s New Engineering Innovation Hub Under Way

Plans for a new AU$280 million (US$353 million) Engineering Innovation Hub are under way with the proposal now on exhibition for Parramatta’s new precinct. The...

CTBUH Initiatives Involving University of New South Wales

Designing the Global City

08 May 2019

CTBUH Australia and the UNSW Built Environment present a lecture featuring Prof. Robert Freestone, who will speak on ‘Design excellence and the competition dividend in central Sydney.'

Passivhaus for High-Rise Workshop Meets at 2017 CTBUH Conference

29 October 2017

The CTBUH Passivhaus for High-Rise Workshop, supported by the Australian Passive House Association, convened at the University of New South Wales (UNSW).

CTBUH Urban Habitat/Urban Design Workshop Held at 2017 Conference

29 October 2017

The CTBUH Urban Habitat/Urban Design Committee held its third annual meeting and workshop, which included presentations by James Parakh and Chris Proctor.

CTBUH Executive Director Presents at Chapter Events in Australia

07–09 March 2017

Executive Director Antony Wood delivered two well attended lectures in Sydney and Melbourne, organized by the respective local CTBUH committees.

Executive Director Visits Sydney and Melbourne

06–10 March 2017

CTBUH Executive Director Antony Wood traveled to Sydney and Melbourne to build support for the 2017 conference through meetings and lectures.

Ken Shuttleworth: A Journey of Design and Discovery

17 August 2016

CTBUH Sydney held a collaborative event with UNSW Built Environment, welcoming British architect Ken Shuttleworth, founder of Make, to Australia.

Ctbuh Leaders At University of New South Wales (UNSW Sydney)

Philip Oldfield

CTBUH Urban Habitat / Urban Design Committee, 2016 – Present

Philip Oldfield

Sydney

Helen Lochhead

CTBUH Chapter Board Member, 2018 – Present

Helen Lochhead

Sydney