New Quay Promenade, Docklands, VIC
Value: $1 Million
Completion date: December 2002
Construction time: 5 months
Based on a winning student’s design, ICON and SJB FKA Architects worked hand-in-hand to achieve the vision. Its Rimex Stainless Steel panels posed considerable challenges, including the need to be air freighted from England to meet tight deadlines. A 3D computer model was created to generate steel shop drawings and minimise construction issues, with each panel requiring individual site measurement before manufacture. A cantilevered platform required external cladding to be erected from the water on barges. The completed building received a RAIA commercial architecture award.