Dexus today welcomed Her Royal Highness Crown Princess Mary and Danish Minister for Development Cooperation and Global Climate Policy Dan Jorgensen to Quay Quarter Tower (QQT), Sydney as the project is awarded the 6 Star Green Star As Built rating by the Green Building Council of Australia.
Crown Princess Mary visited QQT as part of her Pacific Region tour highlighting the impact of climate change. The globally recognised Quay Quarter Tower was designed by Danish architects 3XN along with Sydney architects BVN and is the newest Danish-designed Sydney landmark since the Opera House was opened fifty years ago.
Dexus CEO Darren Steinberg said: “We are proud to welcome Princess Mary to Quay Quarter Tower, which has set a new benchmark in Australian office. QQT’s recognition as a global leading asset demonstrates Australia’s role in pioneering new standards in sustainable building developments.
“The innovation and insights from the design and construction of QQT will be shared with projects across the world including Atlassian Central, which is part of the NSW Government’s Tech Central precinct.”
QQT puts sustainability and smart workplaces at the centre of design and customer experience. The 6 Star Green Star Office As Built v3 rating recognises the building as world leading and adds to the other prestigious awards the tower has achieved, including the World Building of the Year and the International High-Rise Award.
Dexus Head of Sustainability Ramana James said: “The success of QQT is underpinned by keeping the foundations of the original building, enabling 60% of the core structure to be retained. This has saved 12,000 metric tonnes of embodied carbon while also reducing construction time. By reusing the core of the building, we have been able to deliver a world-class office tower with global leading sustainability credentials.”
Quay Quarter Tower is owned by Dexus Wholesale Property Fund (DWPF), Mirvac Wholesale Office Fund (MWOF) and Rest Super.