Engineering Precinct, University of Sydney
The redevelopment of the University of Sydney’s Faculty of Engineering and Information Technologies has involved the systematic redevelopment of the existing Engineering Precinct. The project involves the renovation of the western wing of the Electrical Engineering Building, a brutalist-style building, built in the early 1960s, and the addition of a new 11-storey wing to the building’s east.
Inhabit’s Sydney team has been responsible for the detail design and structural certification for JML CRAFT and has engineered the curtain walls, large glazing and the steelworks of the veil of this iconic building on the campus.
“The 27-meter high cable screen façade will be ballasted at the lower ends to hold up to 140 anodized aluminium blades, clamped via bespoke stainless-steel castings. The blades span in front of tensioned cables to float in between a peripheral steel eyebrow.”