Manuele Engineers Steel Façade Building

North Plympton, South Australia

2012

Highly Commended

Manuele Engineers wanted to make a prominent statement about the business they are in by showcasing intricate steel fabrication, enhanced by contrasting hot dip galvanized in-fill panels against a RHS support frame. The durability and maintenance-free nature of hot dip galvanizing on very complex and intricate fabrications will continue to enhance the surrounding environment long into the future by preventing unsightly rust staining.

With a “meccano” type construction of the facade required in order to bring the various components together, very tight tolerances were involved. This was reduced to several millimetres to accommodate a number of the in-fill panels which are able to be hydraulically rotated.