Umow Lai is proud to once again be part of the team on award winning projects 171 Collins Street and the Geelong Library and Heritage Centre. Awarded 2017 Victorian Development of the Year and Tenderfield People’s Choice by the Property Council of Australia / Rider Levett Bucknall (RLB) Innovation & Excellence Awards, 171 Collins Street is Victoria’s Premium Grade building in over 20 years. Winner of the 2017 Woods Bagot Award for Best Public Building, the Geelong Library and Heritage Centre is one of Australia’s first public buildings to earn a Green Star rating.
The 33,000 square metres 20-storey state-of-the-art glass office tower was developed in conjunction with Cbus Property and Charter Hall. Included in the project was the refurbishment of the heritage listed Mayfair Building for boutique office space. The development was modelled by our specialist Sustainability Group and has achieved a 6 Star Green Star – Office As Built (v2) rating and a 6 Star NABERS Energy Rating. Our team of engineers were responsible for the concept design of the Mechanical, Electrical, Hydraulics, Communication, Vertical Transportation, and Fire and Sustainability Services.
Designed by ARM Architecture, the eight storey 5,000 square metres library and heritage centre was built on the existing site in Johnstone Park and set a benchmark for a facility of its type providing innovative library services, communications, information and lifelong learning. The library and heritage centre is a landmark and iconic building that has led the way for Geelong’s transformation and revitalisation program. Involved with the project from the concept design stage, our team of engineers provided full Building Services including Mechanical, Electrical, Hydraulics, Fire Protection, Fire Engineering, ICT, AV and Sustainability Consultancy with ESD and Green Star services.
The latest awards continues Umow Lai’s strong heritage of working on award winning and industry recognised projects over the past decade including the Melbourne School of Design – The University of Melbourne, Winner of the 2016 AIRAH Award for Excellence in Sustainability; Shrine of Remembrance – Galleries of Remembrance, 2015 AIA Winner, Sir Zelman Cowen Award for Public Architecture; Pixel, 2011 Banksia Award Winner, Excellence in Sustainability, Best of the Best; The John Curtin School of Medical Research – The Australian National University, 2006 Excellence in Building Awards, Master Builders Association; and The Institution of Marine and Antarctic Studies – University of Tasmania, Winner of 2014 AIA Public Architecture Award.
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