We are thrilled to announce that our recently completed gridshell roof at Chadstone Shopping Centre in Melbourne has been shortlisted for an IStructE Structural Award for Construction Innovation.
The highly efficient double curvature of the gridshell covers an area of approximately 7000m2 and spans up to 32m with a structural depth of only 200mm. Bespoke software was been developed in-house for this project, to create a roof form that combines an efficient form, planar fabricable panels and an elegant boundary.
The judges acknowledged the commitment of the designers to innovation in process to solve the geometric constraints to deliver a structurally optimised quadratic framing geometry.
See our entry and others shortlisted here.