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Engineering in the Pub: Small Project Award Winners
August 7, 2018 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pmFree
This month we will hear from the winners of the Small Projects category.
CHIPPENDALE WAREHOUSE CONVERSION – Presented by Tom Williams, PMI Engineers
One of Chippendale’s characteristic federation style warehouses on Myrtle St was converted into an airy multi-unit office space with a cantilevered custom steel staircase and glass brick courtyard with 50mm glass brick beams. The project retained much of the industrial style structure and aesthetic, with some ambitious structural components to accommodate the existing structure and new design.
Architects TZG had envisioned an extensive internal renovation and external reinvigoration to the Chippendale warehouse, including the construction of a double height atrium. Owing to the boldness of the architectural design, and working off the script of the existing structure, the approach to this project had to be immensely collaborative.
The challenging design demanded unique solutions, which provided opportunities to enhance the architectural intent.
TORSION HOUSE – Presented by Kevin Mongey, SDA Structures
Torsion House is a concrete framed two storey private residence in Sydney’s bushland suburb of Castle Cove. Torsional structures are a focus of the project with the main feature north end of the building designed as a 7.0m cantilevering full storey height torsional open sided concrete tube structure with no roof supports in the openable glazed east facade. Other torsion features of the building include the interior steel stairs as a torsion spine beam system with refined trapezoidal tube members and the east roof concrete edge fascia feature profile as an upstand torsional beam.
Utilising 3D drawing and finite element design tools the project ran for over 10 years of design with construction completion in December 2017 and structural engineering excellence showcased to the public in the folded geometric complex form.