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Geelong Library and Heritage Centre, Australia

“With its unique dome design and precast Glass Reinforced Concrete (GRC) cladding manufactured by National Precast member Asurco Contracting, this visually stunning building is a landmark for Victoria’s second largest city, Geelong. The nine-story, state-of-the-art facility is a spectacular addition to the city’s cultural and architectural landscape.”

 

Project details

Location Geelong, Australia
Architect ARM Arcitecture
Engineer Reid Engineering Services
Builder Kane Constructions
Precast supplier Asurco Contracting

“The ambitious $45.5 million project is an impressive demonstration of the flexibility of Glass Reinforced Concrete, a strong but lightweight material that saves transport costs and reduces environmental impact. Asymmetrical and geometrically pentagonal or hexagonal precast GRC dome panels were manufactured complete with a secondary steel sub frame and then bolted to the primary structure, to create the domed facade. Designed to be long-lasting and environmentally friendly, the building boasts a 5 Star Green Star rating.”

Sarah Bachmann, CEO
National Precast Concrete Association, Australia