We loved how the building sloped back from the street to enable light to get to the playground below and the way that the light gauge steel framing was able to faithfully produce the architectural intent.
The challenge we had was enabling the facade to rake back from the street, whilst being accurate and also allowing for deflection in the slab across seven different levels of the building.
Our detailer Brandan Verzantvoort spent a lot of time on this project, ensuring that everything was as per design.
Light gauge steel worked incredibly well and was critical to the success of this project. With our automated roll formers and very high-tech design software we were able scallop the floor joist style members over the edge of the slab both top and bottom then insert bracketry exactly where required. This ensured that onsite it was a simple process of bolting on the brackets and then bolting the brackets to the frames.
Winning this award make us very proud!
This project embodies everything light gauge steel has to offer!
Developer: Little Projects
Architect: Plus Architecture
Steel Fabricator: Dynamic Steel Frame
Façade Engineer: Inhabit Group
Structural Engineer: Structerre Consulting
Builder: Cobild Construction & Bolt Blue Constructions
Steel Supplier: Truecore Steel
Location: Prahran, Victoria