Kamal Fozdar – Consulting Structural Engineer
The Anglican Diocese of Perth
The dramatic colonnade entrance to this building, which fills a confined space between the cathedral and rectory, provides a dramatic visual impact by the use curved pre-cast white concrete elements with sandblast finish. The building is predominantly formed from off-site modular elements brought together to form internal curved beams, external walls with glazing to shed light to the lower floors and U-shaped columns supporting the vaulted arches up to two sloping and curved and sloping pre-cast concrete spires. This represents excellence in offsite structural component technology demonstrating an ability to achieve the shape and form of the architectural intent. The challenging pre-cast concrete structural shapes were created using a computer-generated mould system. The structural solution implemented demonstrates efficient use of material and speed of construction.