ASI awards for Adelaide Entertainment Centre
Posted on Monday, 18 October 2010
Adelaide’s premier entertainment complex was recently awarded the Architectural Steel Design
and Structural Engineering Steel Building Design
awards at the South Australia’s Steel Design Awards 2010. As integral members of the project team, Australian Steel Institute (ASI) members Samaras Structural Engineers provided in-house 3D modelling, steel fabrication and erection services for the project.
Made up of a dome forecourt, flexible performance venue and interactive foyer, the Adelaide Entertainment Centre Redevelopment marks another successful project between Samaras Structural Engineers, Hansen Yuncken and the Government of South Australia. Erection of the fabricated steel sections and pre-cast panels was performed by Samaras Crane Service, with cranes from the samaras fleet ranging from 7 tonnes through to 250 tonnes.
The expanded semi-enclosed dome forecourt spans over 40 metres wide and over 20 metres tall, weighing over 300 tonnes. Access restrictions on site required complex propping, bracing and central supports throughout the construction and erection process. The project team used a collaborative approach to overcome all challenges and successfully deliver the project. The dome structure can be individually lit in more than 16 million colours and patterns, creating a delightful visual display for patrons at night.