Cadogan Song School

Structural Designer

Kamal Fozdar – Consulting Structural Engineer

Client Name

The Anglican Diocese of Perth

Location

Perth, Australia

PRINCIPAL CONTRACTOR
Pact Construction

ARCHITECT
Palassis Architects

PRECAST (PREFABRICATED) CONCRETE PANELS
SA Precast, Adelaide

PROVIDING STRUCTURAL ENGINEERING ADVICE TO SA PRECAST
J Woodside Consulting, Adelaide

TEMPORARY BRACING AND HANDLING FOR ERECTION FOR THE PREFABRICATED CONCRETE
J Woodside Consulting, Adelaide

PROJECT DESCRIPTION

A two-storey concrete building for the choirs of St George’s Cathedral and the Anglican Diocese of Perth. The lower floor includes prefabricated concrete curved beams internally and a prefabricated concrete external wall with vertical slots to provide light. U-shaped prefabricated columns support prefabricated concrete vaulted arches at the first floor level, forming a colonnade. On top of the vaulted units, there are two curved and sloping prefabricated concrete spires.

Judge's comment:

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.

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