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The LSAA 1996 Design Awards had four categories - small, medium and large structures as well as for special applications.

Project names are listed along with some images and credits. Further details are not available (updated Feb 2022)

Awards of Excellence were given to the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre and Hong Kong Stadium Roof

Citation of Merit were given to News Ltd – Louvre Wall Rod Support, Adelaide Stock Exchange Geodesic Dome and the Revy Canopies

A copy of the Awards Booklet can be downloaded HERE (PDF, 1.6Mb, Opens in a new window)

The following Special Application project was entered and received a Citation of Merit

1352       News Ltd – Louvre Wall Rod Support
The administration block to the complex required an elegant shade structure to the façade; a simple louvred wall supported on a vertical tensioned rod was the best architectural solution.

Architect       Woodhead Firth Lee P/L
Structural Engineer  Connell Wagner P/L
Contractor    Austress Freyssinet P/L


The following three projects were received in the 1996 Large Structures Category:

3172       Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre - Award of Excellence
This outstanding project caters for Conventions, Conferences and Trade Exhibitions ranging the full spectrum from global to local including indoor sports, concerts, balls and dinners.

Architect       Cox Rayner Architects
Structural Engineer  Ove Arup & Partners Pty Ltd
Contractor    Leighton Contractors P/L

3007       Hong Kong Stadium Roof - Award of Excellence
The entry covers the design of the steel and fabric roof to the new Hong Kong Football Stadium

Architect       Hellmuth Obata & Kassabaum Inc
Structural Engineer  Ove Arup & Partners HK
Specialist Consultant         Bond James Norrie Marsden P/L
Contractor    Permafab P/L

3000       Porirua City Covered Walkway
This is an intriguing 400m long walkway canopy creating a new type of public space which was enhanced by a subtle landscape design and is responsive to contextual and cultural values. It upgrades the image of the central area adding to the dramatic skyline.

Architect       Architecture Workshop Ltd
Structural Engineer  Beca Carter Holling & Ferner Ltd
Specialist Consultant         Wade Lester Consultants Pty Ltd
Contractor    Structurflex Ltd, NZ

Images of the three projects follow:

The following projects were received in the Medium Structures Category:

2122       Lakeside Joondalup Shopping Centre
The City of Joondalup is located 26km north of the City of Perth and is part of the North Western Corridor, a region which is consistently been one of Australia’s highest growth areas over the past 10 years. The Lakeside Joondalup Shopping Centre is the culmination of planning which began in 1976 to serve the needs of a rapidly expanding population that was moving further away from the State Capital.

Architect       Cameron, Chisholm & Nicol / Hames Sharley
Structural Engineer  Connell Wagner P/L
Contractor    Permafab P/L

2120       Queens Wharf
To provide a striking feature for the new Entertainment / Retail Centre on Queens Wharf, Wellington. The three overlapping hypars provide a real nautical flavour to this new harbourside development.

Architect       Craig, Craig & Moller
Structural Engineer  Beca, Carter, Hollings & Ferner Ltd
Specialist Consultant         McWilliam Consulting Engineers P/L
Contractor    Fletcher Construction Ltd NZ

2602       Gisborne Olympic Pool Cover
To provide all year weather protection over an Olympic 50m seaside pool. The structure could be adapted to suit the seasonal changes and attract a wider leisure market all year round.

Architect       Harry Klynn
Structural Engineer  Nancekivell & Williams P/L
Specialist Consultant         Wade Lester Consultants P/L
Contractor    Matrik Structures P/L

The following are images of these projects.

The following entries were received:

1126       Adelaide Stock Exchange Geodesic Dome, Santos Tower, Adelaide - Citation of Merit
The Investor Centre functions as a high exposure display area and office tenancy for the Australian Stock Exchange in the Plaza Foyer for the Santos Tower, one of Adelaide’s premier buildings.

Architect       Woods Bagot P/L
Structural Engineer  Connell Wagner P/L
Specialist Consultant         Spacetech P/L
Contractor    Spacetech P/L

1601       Revy Canopies - Citation of Merit
Application: To provide walkway covers between the building entrances and all weather cover to the canteen area.

Architect       Lend Lease Interiors
Structural Engineer  SG Structural Engineers
Specialist Consultant         Wade Lester Consultants P/L
Contractor    Matrik Structures P/L

1947       Scienceworks Amphitheatre Roof to Performance Stage and Seating

Architect       Office of Building, Victoria
Structural Engineer  Spacetech P/L
Contractor    Spacetech P/L

2603       Tower Spaceframe Pyramid
Application – To supply an architectural solution to the refurbishment and signage on the Tower Life New Australian Head Office.

Architect       Howard Architects
Structural Engineer  Nancekivell & Williams P/L
Specialist Consultant         Matrik Structures P/L
Contractor    Stuart P/L

1474       McDonalds Restaurant, Melbourne Grand Prix 1996
A temporary structure for weather protection whilst providing an architectural impact.

Architect       Howard Architects
Structural Engineer  Tattersall Engineering Consultants P/L
Specialist Consultant         Tattersall Engineering Consultants P/L
Contractor    Tecraft P/L

3335       Paul Adams Motors
The three striking canopies provide a vibrant focal point for the site, extensive cover for the display areas and very effective shade to the main office and reception in the glass walled building.

Architect       Carnachan Architects
Structural Engineer  Brent D Clode
Specialist Consultant         McWilliams Consulting Engineers P/L
Contractor    Structurflex Ltd, NZ

The following are images from these projects.