NEWINGTON, SYDNEY'S OLYMPIC SUBURB
Civil & Civic (Project Management)
Structural Design & Engineering
Onsite & Consultancy Services
CREATING AN OLYMPIC VILLAGE & WORLD RENOWN SUBURB
Home to the Sydney 2000 Olympic Village and conceived as a self contained suburb, Newington was built in a relatively short period of time through a joint venture between Lend Lease and Mirvac. The development team worked with multiple high profile architectural practices to produce thousands of apartments, individual dwelling houses, retail and leisure facilities, schools and extensive parklands.
KEY PROJECT DETAILS
MPN worked as part of a large team lead by Mirvac Design and Construction to deliver structural design and documentation for the apartment buildings, which had many planning constraints and authorities to deal with, not to mention the deadline of the Olympic Games themselves.
The structures of the apartments consist of bored piers or pad footing foundations founded on shale, reinforced concrete columns, basement carparks with shoring/retaining walls, a transfer slab and three to four upper-level flat slabs supported by load bearing masonry construction. A particular reoccurring architectural feature of the buildings are flat concrete roofs of large, cantilevered spans that appear to be ‘floating’ above the glass walls on two sides.