Increasingly creative architectural designs continue to transform our cityscapes and challenge conventional architectural and engineering design principles. Melbourne Connect by Woods Bagot is one such example which combines clay and glass bricks in a façade design that uses traditional materials in a creative and unique manner.
In this presentation we will hear from Chris Hube from ARUP regarding the lighting design required to bring this project to life, and Hazel Porter from Woods Bagot, the architect and creative mind behind this inspiring design.
To view the project please visit https://melbourne.sciencegallery.com/digital-bricks
Key themes covered:
• Best practice in facade designs
• Challenges facing conventional facade designs
• Boundary-pushing case studies
• Innovation in facade construction and technologies
Principal, Woods Bagot
A leader in design, sustainability and construction innovation, Hazel collaborates with pioneering engineers and façade specialists to allow considered and human-centred architectural design to be informed by context, physics, costing, and buildability.
She leads projects which transfer knowledge and research across typologies and applies over 18 years of architectural and masterplanning experience to an uncommon diversity of projects. Challenging conventional and technical boundaries while working to the client brief and statutory controls, Hazel is an innovative problem solver, testing and retesting to bring unique design solutions to fruition.
Hazel is Woods Bagot’s design leader on Melbourne Connect, a purpose-built innovation ecosystem of researchers, industry, government, entrepreneurs and students. Woods Bagot has led the masterplanning and architectural design of the buildings, working with Lendlease, University of Melbourne, Urbanest, and Hayball to deliver Australia’s first innovation precinct (completion in 2021).
Associate | Façade Engineering Leader VIC & Building Design Manager, Arup
A motivated and strategic built environment professional educated in Architecture and Building Science (building envelope building physics) and post-graduate studies in energy and environmental with an ability to relate and lead people to achieve business and client goals.
Experience leading multi-disciplinary teams locally and internationally including specialists from ESD, Wind, Daylight, Acoustics, Theatre Consulting, Façade Engineering, Façade Access and Material Consulting on new and existing buildings across a wide range of markets: Arts & Culture, Commercial, Residential, Hospitality, Healthcare and Science & Technology.
A considered communicator, active listener, and strategic team player who can act with agility and drive to quickly navigate project and business pressures to get the job done.
Currently leads the Façade Engineering team in Victoria for Arup (consisting of 10 people) and the Façade Engineering Discipline Leader for the AAW (Arup-Arcadis-WSP) joint venture engineering team for the Metro Tunnel Project (26 people across 9 cities and 7 countries).
Tim Mumford, CPEng EngExec
Director - Innovation, Industry and Productivity | Infrastructure Australia
Tim Mumford is an engineer and project manager with over a decade of experience in public and private sectors. Tim has an MBA and is a Chartered EngExec with Engineers Australia. His experience hails from offshore drilling, large mining, minerals, and metals projects, management consulting in projects, asset management, and state and federal governments with public works infrastructure. Tim's passion is continuous improvement of major projects with an emphasis on technology, digital, and data.
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