Green buildings on the former Carlton United Brewery (CUB) site
Congratulations to studio505 for taking out the Best of the Best at this year’s BPN Sustainability Awards for the Pixel building located on the strategic south-eastern corner of the on the former Carlton United Brewery (CUB) site.
The prototype carbon neutral office building was praised by awards jurors for contributing to the education and learning process in the building industry. Any carbon emissions generated from the building will be offset by renewable energy generated from large photovoltaic panels on the roof and wind turbines.
“The project is a very valuable addition to the city and illustrates the possibilities of future large scale CBD office buildings,” said judge and principal of BVN Architecture Bill Dowzer.
Also located on the former CUB site is RMIT’s Design Hub, due to open in 2012, that will feature leading-edge facilities for design education, research and engagement with industry.
The Design Hub will also be distinguished by environmentally sustainable design features including first-of-its-kind façade comprising of translucent, sandblasted glass cells with the capacity for solar technology. The glass cells will track the sun via the building computer automation system to help shade and power the building.
Tell us what you think about these two green buildings on the old Carlton United Brewery site.
* Image courtesy studio505
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