State Theatre Centre of WA
An iconic and multi-award winning structure, this project presented a highly complex engineering challenge.
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 a vertical component with substructures, including construction up to 6.5 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 natural ground level and 6.5 metres below water table
Leakage prevention critical as extensive basement floor was anchored against 65Kpa uplift
2011 Engineers Australia National Engineering Excellence Award
2011 WA Engineering Excellence Awards
Best Small Company Project (“Redefining Structural Elegance”)
2011 WA Master Builders Excellence in Construction Awards
Best State Government Building
Theatres delivered below water table;
No leakage in extensive basement floor
Minimised dewatering during construction
Dry, attractive, innovative substructure levels