The new rectangular football stadium in Melbourne with its iconic biosphere canopy topped two out of three Victorian Steel Design award categories that go on to vie in the national round for 2010.
Now known as AAMI Park, the stadium won as a Large Project in the Architectural Steel Design category for Cox Architects and Planners and topped the Structural Engineering Steel Building Design stakes for Arup.
Peter Elliott Architecture + Urban Design won the other category to go national with the Deer Park Bypass Noise Walls project in Steel Clad Structures Building Design. The project also won as a Large Project in the Creative Innovations Steel Design category for the architects, with the Convertible Building winning as a Small Project for Designology.
With the support of major sponsor GB Galvanizing, event sponsors Orccon Steel and Surdex Steel, the awards were presented at a special dinner function held at the Palladium at Crown in Melbourne on Friday, 6 August.
In other categories, BKK Architects and VicRoads Landscape and Urban Design won in Architectural Steel Design for the Calder Woodburn Rest Area as a Small project; Peter Elliott Architecture + Urban Design topped the Steel Clad Structures Building Design stakes with Deer Park Bypass Noise Walls; GVP Fabricators got the Steel Fabricators Award for Melbourne Convention Centre; Alfasi Design & Drafting won the Steel Detailers Award for the Yarra Arts Theatre and Recital project; and Terroir won the Tasmanian Steel Design Award for the Makers Workshop. The Judges' Special Award went to Grimshaw Architects and Focus Engineering & Construction for The Seafarers Bridge.
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