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Landscape, Institutional & Specialist

McAuley Services for Women

  • Client Sisters of Mercy
  • Designated Consultant Kersulting - Director In Charge - Damien Grant
  • Architect Hede Architects
  • Completion 2015
Project Description

Kersulting have completed the design and documentation of the structural and civil engineering components for a new facility for the Sisters of Mercy providing housing for homeless women in Footscray.  The engineering design is integrated with the expressive architectural form, including a return curved curtain wall façade at the building entrance, ESD oriented solar shading fins which conceal the lightweight structural support elements.  The first floor features a cantilevering transfer plate which enables a floating feel to the accommodation above.  The spiral staircase also adds to the interest in the façade.