Façade

Buildings are in place for decades and centuries and how they are constructed is interesting. Façade is about bringing all competing elements of architecture, engineering, cost and construction together into a final, aesthetic solution which is different for each project.
Neil McClelland, Technical Director – Façade

Our façade team excels at delivering award-winning, robust, light-weight façades that bring to life the public face of a building.

The team employs advanced technology and works with high-performance materials to maximise environmental sustainability, increase longevity, and lower maintenance costs. Working on a vast array of building types and climate zones both in Australia and the world, we bring creativity and expertise to every project.

Expertise

  • Design and prescriptive
  • Advanced geometry and optimisation
  • Material selection and procurement
  • Rope access inspections
  • Performance NCC Solutions
  • Forensic and diagnostic investigation
  • Thermal performance
  • Aluminium framed assembly
  • Building maintenance
  • Rain screen walls
  • Glass engineering

Project Experience

Bunjil Place

Opened in October 2017, Bunjil Place provides the community with an 800-seat auditorium, international standard art gallery, library, flexible exhibition and performance space, carpark, council chambers and offices for over 400 staff. Designed to become a cultural hub in Melbourne’s east, the new building involved intricate design challenges and delivery to demanding timeframes. The building’s…

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The Artemis Project, Melbourne Girls Grammar School

The Artemis Project will provide a health and wellbeing centre for students of one of Melbourne’s pre-eminent schools. The new facility includes an indoor pool, indoor multipurpose courts, gymnasium, break out spaces and extensive landscaping. The complex design implies particular engineering challenges such as the application of different structural materials (pre-cast, steel, insitu and timber)…

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The Sandstone Precinct

TTW’s expertise in both structural and heritage engineering was a critical consideration for the developers of an exciting new luxury hotel, which involves the adaptation of two existing heritage buildings in Sydney’s “Sandstone Precinct” on Bridge Street. The Education Building will involve the addition of 4 levels above the existing 7 storeys, and the excavation…

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UNSW Material Science & Engineering Building

Engineered by TTW and designed by Grimshaw, the new facility provides a new home for cutting-edge research and education in the development of sustainable and functional materials for modern engineering applications. The 23,500sqm building consists of 9 levels, enveloped by a high performance glass Façade with glass reinforced concrete masonry blades, which provides solar shading.…

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The Incubator, Macquarie University

Constructed entirely from timber and erected in just 37 days, the Incubator is an inspiring new space for students, researchers, staff, entrepreneurs and start-ups. The single-storey building is purpose-built and designed using modular construction techniques, allowing it to be disassembled and relocated at the end of five years. It consists of two pavilions linked by…

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Australian National Maritime Museum
Warships Pavilion

The Maritime Museum’s new Warship Pavilion involved collaboration and engineering innovation to deliver a striking structure that is a functional and eye-catching addition to the venue.  Marking the centenary of World War 1 and commemorating 100 years of service by the Royal Australian Navy, the pavilion was designed to create a transition experience for visitors…

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