TTW was thrilled to receive wins in two categories at the 2019 ACSE Excellence in Structural Engineering Awards.
Winning the Award for Small Projects, the Emanuel Synagogue impressed the judges unanimously. “The Emanuel Synagogue showcases how good structural engineering can be integrated within architecture.”
Designed to inspire joy and harmony with the surrounding environment, this project involved the improvements and extension of a heritage-listed Synagogue in the inner Sydney suburb of Woollahra. Built in the southern wing of the existing campus, the new two-storey concrete and steel-framed structure comprises a preschool on the ground floor, with a 700-person synagogue facility above.
The team was challenged to deliver a ‘simple yet dramatic’ design that retained its own identity, while displaying a respectful balance of both heritage and modern, in a facility that resonates joy and harmony with its external environment. The design was dictated by added constraints of a tight budget and restricted space of the inner-city location.
The Anzac War Memorial Centenary Project swept the Award for Medium Projects. The Anzac War Memorial is a landmark building located at the southern end of Hyde Park, Sydney. The original building completed in 1934, is a concrete structure, clad in stone, designed by Charles Bruce Dellit. This project now completes Charles’ original vision for the structure.
The building is a column-free space in the new Central Chamber Hall of Service, with a visual connection to the Memorial through the Oculus. The structure within the Hall of Service features dramatic precast cantilevers towards the central oculus, leaving the space free of columns.