The Arts West Building in Melbourne recently took out the prestigious 2018 Global Galvanizing Awards, chosen from a field of 36 projects from 13 different countries.
Presented by the European General Galvanizers Association (EGGA) every three years, the Global Galvanizing Award is awarded for outstanding hot-dip galvanized steel architecture.
Arts West Building, University Of Melbourne
The distinctive Faculty of Arts building was part of a significant infrastructure project for the University of Melbourne costing $66 million dollars and is best known for its stunning facade:
“Arts West’s distinctive façade involves the ground-breaking and extremely innovative use of steel. The façade features images of selected objects from the University’s 23 cultural collections. Hence, the façade is both a passive solar-control element and an architectural manifestation of the Faculty of Arts’ pedagogical aspirations.”
The award was present to:
Other interesting facts about this fascinating building:
- The 3D images change depending on the time of day and the viewpoint.
- 480 individual steel sections were coated in Zinc by Valmont Coatings and then delivered to the University of Melbourne construction site.
- Each batch of galvanized steel louvres took an average of two to three working days to turnaround in the plant.
View the Arts West Building Building Project
Hard Bakka is Sydney’s leading Steel Fabrication company ready to ready to supply, fabricate, deliver and install structural steel for your next job. Contact us today to find out more or view range of steel products.