• Completion Date
    July 2010
  • Client
    Grocon Pty Ltd
  • Cost
    AUD $6million
  • Gross Internal Area
    1136.4 m2
  • Architect
  • Structural Engineer
    VDM Pty Ltd
  • Building Services
    Umow Lai & Associates
  • ESD Engineer
    Umow Lai & Associates
  • Contractor
    Grocon Constructors Pty Ltd
  • Landscape Design
    studio505 and University of Melbourne
  • Carbon Analysis (Pixelcrete)
    RMIT University Centre for Design
  • Building Surveyor
    PLP Building Surveyor & Consultants
  • Fire Engineer Services
  • Maintenance Access Consultant
  • Acoustic Engineer
    Marshall Day Acoustics
  • Access Consultant
    Blythe-Sanderson Group
  • Cost Planner
    Slattery Australia
  • Town Planning
    Meredith Withers & Associates Pty Ltd
  • Grey Water and Embodied Carbon Analysis
  • Builder
    Grocon Constructors Pty Ltd
  • Developer
    Grocon Pty Ltd
  • Photographers
    John Gollings
    Ben Hosking

Located on a key urban site at the former CUB Brewery, Pixel is one of Melbourne and Australia's most significant and ambitious projects.

Scoring a perfect 105 Green Star points and 105 LEED points, Pixel is Australia's first carbon neutral office building, generating all its own power and water on site.

Pixel is a ‘Future Office' - a prototype of the commercial buildings that will emerge when a carbon constrained environment demands a greater focus on energy efficiency. As a prototype, it enables an analysis of the ongoing implications of new technologies in the commercial building sector.

The most publicly visible element is Pixel's colourful facade. A simple but intricate assembly of zero waste, recycled colour panels providing maximised daylight, shade, views and glare control.

The panels are supported by the Living Edge spandrels which create shading and grey water treatment as well as providing immediate personal greenery to every office floor. The facade wraps continuously around Pixel creating a vibrant and unique identity.

Pixel has achieved a perfect score of 100 under the Greenstar rating system, with 75 points the benchmark for 6 Star Greenstar. It gained an extra five points for innovation, equating to world leadership. Included in Pixel's five innovation points were points for carbon neutrality, a vacuum toilet system, the anaerobic digestion system and reduced car parking.

Pixel has also achieved a perfect 105 points under the US LEED rating scheme making it the highest rating building of any yet certified for LEED anywhere in the world. It is aiming to exceed the highest score yet achieved under the UK BREEAM rating systems. To put that into context, there are approximately 40,000 buildings registered worldwide under those three rating schemes, and Pixel would be at the forefront of all of them.





整座建筑系统融合了栽种植被位于两层之间突出平台的净化植物箱, 固定的遮阳百叶,双层玻璃窗幕墙以及太阳能遮阳板。


像素馆达到了绿色之星系统完美评分105分以及美国LEED绿色建筑系统105分的全球最高得分建筑。 它更以超过英国建筑研究院环境评估体系评分最高分为目标。 目前全世界有大概40,000座建筑注册通过了以上绿色环保建筑评分体系,而像素馆建筑则毫无疑问地处于全球领先地位。

Small building,
Big picture

Pixel is water balanced,
meaning with the average
rainfall of the last 10 years
of drought , the building
need not connect to mains
supply at all...

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Pixel water cyclePixel water cycle
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