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Youth with a Mission

Structural Engineering

Project Type / Category
Commercial / Office
End Client
Youth with a Mission
Architect
DDC Architects
Contractor
Emco Building
Project Value
$6M
Project Location
East Perth, Western Australia
Project Completion
December 2012
Value Engineering Solution
  • Re-use existing building facade.
  • Re-use and install additional level over original mezzanine level.
Unique Design Items
  • Incorporating existing fa├žade into new building.
  • Retain existing mezzanine and printing pits.
Awards
  • Australian Steel Institute Awards 2012 - Finalist

This challenging project took an existing 1970’s industrial building and transformed it into a modern iconic building. The multi-use facility includes a large, column free general purpose meeting space, industrial kitchen, large communal dining area and residential units.

A new four storey steel framed building was built inside the shell of the existing structure. The original brick perimeter wall and internal suspended concrete floor were reused.

By successfully engineering and integrating the new structure into the original, the environmental impact was minimised by the reduction in the amount of new materials used which also reduced costs and construction time.

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