Characteristics3D CNC Manufacturing, lightweight structure, monocoque infused construction method, impact resistant, chemically resistant, inert and non-conductive, fire certification for external cladding
GuaranteeSubstrate: 50-year warranty, surface finish: 25-year warranty
Across from Albert Park Lake and along the busy Queens Road in Melbourne, Australia, Queens Domain stands wrapped with a unique white balustrade by ShapeShell creating a futuristic look.
Buildings from different eras showcasing various styles line Queens Road. The project, Queens Domain acknowledges the surrounding architectural precinct whilst still expressing contemporary style and showcasing modern construction techniques.
The building respects the setbacks and contours of Melbourne’s skyline with a softened outline and curved façade elements made using next-generation materials, which combine textures and degrees of transparency.
Benefits of using ShapeShell
Doing without the heavy dead weight of concrete, the use of ShapeShell proved an ideal match that offered advantages for the building as a whole such as:
- A fast install program
- Fewer columns to support each floor
- Low post-tensioned slabs
- The building foundations were able to support another floor
- Not using the tower crane to install the panels allowed the builder to finish months early