Three Meinhardt Projects Vie for Property Council Australia Awards
RMIT Swanston Academic Building in Melbourne, Sebel Pier One Hotel in Sydney and 145 Ann Street in Brisbane have all been nominated, reflecting the diversity in region, project type and services that Meinhardt is involved with.
RMIT SAB is shortlisted in 2 categories: Best Public Building and Best Sustainable Development (New). We provided Façade Engineering for the 35,000-square metre, 11-storey building, which contains highly advanced, sustainable teaching and learning facilities.
To meet the client’s desired sustainable credentials, our design for the high-performance facade includes external angular shaped sunshades, internal blinds and double-glazed units, which will help reduce building running costs.
Sebel Pier One Hotel is shortlisted for Best Heritage Development. The project sees the addition of 29 new hotel rooms, a gym, offices, conference and function rooms within a state listed heritage building. We provided Mechanical, Electrical, Hydraulics, Fire, Structural & Civil Engineering.
145 Ann Street is nominated in the Best Office Development category. The 27 level, 27,000 sqm building comprises large, open floor plates which allow for and encourage spatial flexibility and maximum connectivity. Low sill heights, along with a unique stepped perimeter ceiling, maximise natural light penetration, while the centrally activated lighting system saves energy. We provided Façade Engineering.
The results are announced in May.