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BlueScope’s COLORBOND® Metallic steel’s colour appears to change throughout the day... it has a dynamic effect as the sun passes over it.

School sports facility transcends the ordinary

Used to excelling at sports and games, the students of Mazenod College have a new sports facility that surpasses its utilitarian brief to become a triumphant centrepiece for the entire school, by harnessing wall cladding made from BlueScope's COLORBOND® Metallic steel.
VIC
Project  |  Education
The COLORBOND® Metallic steel colour Aries® – a rich, deep red with a touch of theatrical brilliance – plays a starring role in Newman College's Marist Auditorium.

COLORBOND® Metallic steel plays starring role

The COLORBOND® Metallic steel colour Aries® - a rich, deep red with a touch of theatrical brilliance- plays a starring role in this new performing arts venue.
WA
Project  |  Education
BlueScope COLORBOND® steel has played a prominent role as cladding for Kirwan State High School’s new building, which provides a new visual identity and strong street presence for the school.

Queensland school goes from old to bold

BlueScope's new COLORBOND® Metallic steel has played a pivotal role as cladding for a new triple-storey school building that makes a grand statement amongst predominantly older single-storey classrooms.
QLD
Project  |  Education
Athletic, taut and defined by an origami-inspired roof, Margaret Court Arena provides stellar helicopter views and sublime interiors

Margaret Court Arena

A high-speed 'sun-roof' swathed in COLORBOND® steel in the luxurious custom colour Copper Penny™ is a textbook example of how to become a sports facilities world-beater
VIC
Project  |  Community Buildings
A purposefully fragmented steel shell is the hallmark of an idiosyncratic house in the heart of Melbourne's western suburbs.

Cut Paw-Paw House

A series of varyingly clad exposed steel portal frames by Andrew Maynard Architects create a quirky ‘inside-out’ addition to an original timber cottage.
VIC
Project  |  Housing
The visual rhythm of the steel blades draws the eye into the south-facing entrance of the building, which is located on a significant gateway site in Wollongong's CBD

West Keira (building 1) Wollongong Central

HDR Rice Daubney conceptualised the facade of this Wollongong shopping centre as a series of craggy, jagged forms evoking the iconic escarpment that runs above the city.
Completed October 2014, NSW
Project  |  Community Buildings
The new AGL Lakeside Pavilion at Mount Annan shares more than a passing similarity with great English garden follies

AGL Lakeside Pavilion

Made famous by 18th century English landscape designer Lancelot ‘Capability’ Brown, follies enhance one’s enjoyment of the garden by improving vistas thanks to their careful placement among sculpted rolling hills and serpentine lakes.

NSW
Project  |  Community Buildings
A steel and glass canopy at Melbourne’s iconic Federation Square pushes the boundaries of engineering and construction to create an otherworldly shelter.

Cloud Canopy

“A lot of people don’t realise that there are no big steel beams, it’s completely self-supporting using just BlueScope XLERPLATE® steel welded together.”
VIC
Project  |  Community Buildings
The design of the completed building barely deviated from Heath’s original concept.

Outpost 7427139

The big cantilevers of the deck and the roof give the building a sense of aggression, but the spans and the overhangs are lightweight. The structure is simple and there is a sense of elegance in its simplicity.
Completed January 2014, NSW
Project  |  Housing
The playful elongated-harlequin patterns of this new performing arts venue create a lively geometric camouflage effect and allude to the theatrics of its interior.

St Peters Lutheran College Performing Arts Centre

While the patterning of the decorative façade has no pragmatic role, it adds interest and a unique identity
QLD
Project  |  Education
Translational Research Institute has harnessed steel to enable precision at every point using Bluescope steel products.

Translational Research Institute

Wilson Architects and Donovan Hill has staged some nicely tuned interactions for the ground-breaking Translational Research Institute, which uses large expanses of steel structure to enable precision at every point
Completed December 2012, QLD
Project  |  Commercial Office
Stockwell’s simple roof curve is, paradoxically, a mathematical complexity

Hunter Valley House

Like the sweep of a conductor's baton to a languid piece of music, the curvaceous steel roofline of this James Stockwell-designed home dips and soars.
NSW
Project  |  Housing
From the street, one can observe the composition of hovering platform, ribbons of glass and vaulted roof bays, which combine to set this house apart from its neighbours.

Florida Beach House

Iredale Pedersen Hook conjures up images of rolling swell with the radically pitched and folding roof of this house, perched on a sand dune overlooking the Indian Ocean
WA
Project  |  Housing
Bedroom and bathroom pods are constructed with fibrous cement sheeting, and connected by a timber bridge hovering above the ground.

Drew's House at Sunrise

Drawing on artist Marian Drew’s childhood memories of steel sugar mills, this house designed by Simon Laws sports an extruded cylindrical living space and gently twisting, curved roofs.
QLD
Project  |  Housing
Bounded by land on it's northern and western sides, and water to the south and east, the 240m long and 50m wide gantry sits atop a vast concrete iced apron that is mostly reclaimed land.

White Bay Cruise Terminal

An historic part of Sydney’s working port has been reinvented as a new cruise terminal, giving visitors an unexpected perspective on the city.
NSW
Project  |  Commercial Office
Broadcasting studios have a prime view of South Bank Parklands from the cantilevered glass boxes

ABC Brisbane Accommodation Project

With distinctive steel cladding that dances its way along the building’s northern and western facades, it appears that ‘Aunty’ is young once again. 
QLD
Project  |  Commercial Office
A series of slender, tree-like concrete columns rise from the station’s southern end at platform level to support the upper-level concourse, risers and canopies. This feathering of form and structure is critical to the achievement of design and operational clarity.

North Melbourne Station

Cox Architects’ Melbourne Railway Station – an embodiment of transportation modernity – revealing a lucid interplay of forms to create a memorable new face for Victorian public transport.
VIC
Project  |  Transportables
The Hangar at Cessnock Airport

The Hangar - Cessnock

This uniquely curvaceous building looks immensely at home in its airport setting, because its form is entirely derived from its function.
NSW
Project  |  Sheds
Apart from the remarkable facade, what gives the building character is the surging, undulating roofscape of split, curved roofs in three colours.

Trades North - WA

Trades North in Western Australia is a building that explores the potential of the steel to build character and express purpose.
WA
Project  |  Community Buildings
AAMI Park Stadium offers a remarkable form and lightness. So much so that in a precinct bristling with sports and entertainment venues, it signals a new era of technical and creative possibilities.

AAMI Park

With its emblematic diagrid steel and glass panels which operate simultaneously as shell, arch and cantilever, Cox Architecture’s AAMI Park is a stellar addition to Melbourne’s world-class sporting precinct.
Completed May 2010, VIC
Project  |  Community Buildings
“Steel allowed us to achieve the cantilevered roof, which appears disconnected from the facilities below, as well as the random scatter of columns,” Kosloff says. “There is a dexterity of material and its ability to defy gravity.”

Calder Woodburn Rest Area

BKK Architects has paid joyous homage to the great Australian corrugated dunny with this transformation of a drab, roadside amenities block.
VIC
Project  |  Community Buildings
Overarching the entire project are huge spans of LYSAGHT SPANDEK HI-TEN® profile roofing made from ZINCALUME® steel and COLORBOND® steel, in the colour Shale Grey™.

Dalyellup College

Wound around existing trees and sporting an overarching steel roof befitting of its semi-rural location, Dalyellup College reflects the essence of its environment. It’s an achievement of which David Gulland, principal of Hassell, is most proud.
WA
Project  |  Education
The Mt Franklin Visitors Shelter, with its environment-engaging exploded form, is anything but a typical bush hut.

Mt Franklin Visitors Shelter

The Mt Franklin Visitors Shelter, with its environment-engaging exploded form, is anything but a typical bush hut.
Completed November 2007, VIC
Project  |  Community Buildings
Penleigh and Essendon Grammar School (PEGS), western façade conjures up multiple references: the students have nicknamed it ‘Starship Enterprise’ because of the sci-fi appearance of the striped steel roof, which diagonally slices the extruded form.

Penleigh and Essendon Junior Boys School

The PEGS Junior building offers a whimsical take on a federation house, among other inspiring ideas.
Completed January 2011, VIC
Project  |  Education
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