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Ambitious architecture with composites

Increasingly architects are recognising the opportunities presented by composite building materials to create striking facades, giving new dimensions to Australia’s streetscapes.

The ability to build strong structures with organic form, fluid curves and shapes is enabling innovative design of building façades and leading to new iconic landmarks.

Australian examples include:

Western Australian Institute of Sport (WAIS) WA Institute of Sport composites facade
Client:  Western Australian Government
Construction contractor: Esslemont Cockram Construction
Architects: Sandover Pinder Architects  and dwp/suters architects
Engineers: Composites Consulting Group 
Composites contractor: Swarbrick & Swarbrick

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Swanston Square apartments, Melbourne’s CBD Portrait of William Barak on Swanston Square apartments
Client:  Grocon
Construction contractor: Probuild Constructions
Architects: ARM Architecture
Engineers: Aurecon Group
Composites contractor: MouldCAM

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