MAR 2018 - STRUCTURE honoured at ACSE Excellence in Structural Engineering Awards
Four building projects won recognition at the ACSE Annual Excellence in Structural Engineering NSW awards. One project in particular was highly regarded by the judges. In the ‘Unusual Projects’ category, the decision was unanimous to award ‘Interloop’, a sculptural installation by artist Chris Fox that hangs from Wynyard Station ceiling. The project was commissioned by TfNSW as part of the recent Wynyard Station upgrade and reuses the fabric of the original 244 heritage timber escalator treads which served Sydney’s commuters for over eight decades. Structure Consulting Engineers took on the challenge of working out how to suspend more than 50 metres of twisting concertina box sections weighing over five tonnes from the rivetted steel beams of the building. Link in image.
“Interloop is a beautiful example of how engineers can make wonderful public art come to life – it is great to see engineers applying their skills beyond the traditional, and showing how they can work creatively with artists,” - Andrew Nimmo, President of the NSW Chapter of the Australian Institute of Architects.