State Theatre Centre of WA
An iconic and multi-award winning structure, this project presented a highly complex challenge and Advanced Substructures received the National Engineering Award for Best Engineering in the year of completion.
The site presented an extremely limited construction area, bordering the northside of the busy Northbridge horseshoe bridge intersection, with resulting noise and other impacts from road and rail traffic. The site was also flanked by Heritage listed buildings adjacent to the North and West side. There were also mandated height restrictions due to the location.
Due to these area restrictions and environmental factors, the design called for theatres and rehearsal rooms as substructures, including construction up to 8 metres below the water table.
Flanked by sensitive Heritage listed buildings
Numerous access restrictions due to district and roads
Proposed substructure extending up to 8 metres below water table into acid sulphate soils
Leakage prevention critical as extensive basement floor needed to resist 65Kpa uplift
Engineers Australia National Excellence Awards 2011
Engineers Australia (WA) Excellence Awards 2011
Best Small Company Project (“Redefining Structural Elegance”)
Master Builders Association (WA) Excellence Awards 2011
Best Government Building
Theatres delivered below water table
No leakage in extensive basement floor
Minimised dewatering during construction
Attractive, innovative substructure levels
No damage to Heritage surrounds