Project Reviews

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Tuesday, 18 February 2020
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM


TAFE Restaurant
Level 2 - Block C 66 Ernest Street, South Brisbane QLD 4101


Our CIA calendar opens in 2020 with our Project Review seminar highlighting the Kevin Cavanagh Trophy winner the Anzac Memorial Centenary Project and the Waltzing Matilda Centre a Queensland State award winner.


CIA Members $75.00 CIA Retired Members $20.00 CIA Student Members $20.00 Non-members $98.00


Colin Ginger
Precast Concrete Pty Ltd

Taylor Thomson Whitting
Consulting Engineers

Brendan Gaffney
Cox Architects

Simon Kochanek
Bligh Tanner


Anzac Memorial Centenary Project
Colin Ginger - Precast Concrete
Taylor Thomson Whitting, Engineering Consultant

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.
As part of the NSW Centenary of Anzac, the redevelopment intent was to construct new education and interpretation facilities, including a water cascade that completes the original 1930’s vision for the Memorial. The redevelopment enhances the Memorial serving as a focal point for future generations to learn about our Anzac legacy and Australia’s war history.
The new underground facilities include education and exhibition areas organized around a new central chamber, the “Hall of Service”, visually connected to the Memorial through an open oculus. The structure is a column free space, due to the dramatic precast cantilevers positioned towards the central oculus in the new Central Chamber Hall of Service, with a visual connection to the Memorial through the Oculus.

Waltzing Matilda Centre
Brendan Gaffney, Cox Architects
Simon Kochanek, Bligh Tanner
The new Waltzing Matilda Centre was a Queensland State Award Winner and is a celebration of the Banjo Patterson ballad. It now accommodates Winton’s collection of historical artefacts and collateral pertaining to the song, it’s authors and the region. The design creates effective visitor experience by carefully crafting space and materials, including the use of concrete walls, floors, and shotcrete externally.

The striking forms draw visitors into cool gorge-like interiors, with curvaceous bounding walls that echo the local geology. Visitors arrive in a foyer where textured cliff-like walls peel away to reveal a metaphorical dry river bed floor, and where smooth local opals have been embedded in polished concrete floors.

Heavily ribbed cast-insitu bush-hammered and polished concrete, inky black-stained ply and rusted plate steel, are combined throughout the public spaces. This is complemented by the gravel like texture of body coloured “shotcrete” to containment walls. A successful outcome was achieved using large amounts of concrete despite the challenges of construction in a remote region, soaring daytime temperatures and exacting forms and detailing demanded in the architecture.

More details coming soon!


4.30 pm Registration Commences - Tea and coffee will be served
5.00 pm Welcome & Introduction
5.05 pm Commencement of Speaker Presentations
7.00 pm Question time to panel of Speakers
 Light refreshments served after conclusion of event
8.00 pm Seminar closes

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