The Barangaroo South ETFE Loggia project was awarded to Fabritecture as part of the development of the new Lend Lease office towers in Sydney, Australia. The structure is an architectural feature to the outside gallery of one of the towers.
The ETFE pillow cladding is supported by custom architectural structural steel plate work, which is coated in Dulux Quantum FX metallic paint. The steel work also incorporates the ETFE Cushion plenum system and complete drainage
The project included the supply, fabrication and installation of 83 tonnes of steel (designed by the client), and the design and installation of 18 triple-layer ETFE cushions to fit the structural design. The cushions span up to 3m x 17m in size and incorporate a frit pattern on the ETFE foil to assist illumination of the LED lighting system.
The structure took approximately 2,960 man hours to complete, and was split into 2 stages, working within the limitations of the tight critical path construction programme. Stage 2 was completed in record time, and ahead of programme!
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Completion Date: 2016