"The most exciting project MGGS has embarked on for decades" (Spokesperson, MGGS)

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) chosen for the architectural grandeur.
The long span steelwork and post-tensioned beams required extensive vibration analysis prepared by our in-house 3D modelling system. The constrained site with limited access, complex shoring conditions and the integration of a high quality pool into the basement also required lateral thinking and analysis. Collaboration between architect, contractors and client was key to ensure the design intent was satisfied and aligned with time, budget and sustainability requirements.

Client: Melbourne Girls Grammar

Architect: BVN

Builder: Kane Constructions

Value: $22M

Completion: 2016

Sector: School & Colleges

Services: Structural, Civil, Facade


  • World Architecture Festival – School Finalist
  • AIA VIC – Educational architecture Finalist
  • Australian Institute of Architects ACT – The Derek Wrigley Award for Sustainable Architecture