This project consisted of two new buildings, and the refurbishment of the existing Heritage listed School of Arts building in Ingleburn.
Steel framed structures were employed to span large distances, and slender columns to support the double-raked roof. Other structural challenges included eccentric and curved walls, and cantilevering curved steel stairs.
At the time the existing School of Arts building was reputedly the oldest slip form concrete building in New South Wales. It was structurally modified and integrated into the new design.
This project won a Master Building Award NSW for public buildings under $10 million in 2008.
5 Star Greenstar
Brewster Hjorth Architects
Robert Bird Group Services:
Key technical challenges
- The primary tower structure consists of a composite slab and beam structure. Due to the long beam spans and thin slab, extensive analysis for footfall vibration was required to ensure the structure achieved code requirements and client expectations.
- Working with the existing structure and developing design solutions that strengthened rather than demolished.
- Extensive co-ordination with the mechanical engineer to develop a strategy that minimised beam penetrations and beam notches.
- Differential shortening analysis with consideration of mega truss, steel structure, concrete structure and existing structural elements
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- 5 Star NABERs Energy and 4 Star NABERs Water ratings.