Kennovations and contributors win an engineering award
Robert Bird Group, Arup, WSP and Kennovations have won the Sydney Engineering Excellence Awards 2014 for One Central Park.
The highly acclaimed One Central Park development that has attracted attention and awards worldwide has now been recognised by Engineers Australia in the buildings and structures category.
The Sydney Engineering Excellence Awards (SEEA) recognise the contribution engineers make to the community through innovation and creativity, encouraging excellence in engineering practice. Forty-nine finalists over 13 categories had been shortlisted by the industry association with eight finalists making it into the buildings and structures category.
“The Excellence Awards are our way of showcasing the very best of the best to the wider community.” stated Steve Finlay, General Manager of Engineers Australia. “The building and structures category is especially reflective of the fantastic impacts that engineers can provide to transforming a cityscape to reflect the changing wants and needs of our community.”
One Central Park, located in Broadway Sydney was commissioned in December 2013, following several years of planning and development. It features an integrated heliostat and daylighting system that redirects natural sunlight into the retail precinct and throughout the parklands on the property. The architectural heliostat system is a significant leap towards sustainable living, addressing imminent shading issues in urban developments.
The heliostat system is made up of 320 reflective mirror panels that are hinged beneath the cantilever working in sync with 40 motorised sun-tracking heliostats that use precision and timing to reflect light to the reflector mirror panels on the cantilever.
Director Tim Philips said, “Since early concepts, Kennovations have put extensive efforts into the engineering and design of the heliostat system. We are proud to be part of the realisation of an innovative lighting solution that is ahead of its time, and to be recognised for our achievement.”
Kennovations is a leading product design and engineering company based in Sydney, specialising in the design and development of new products and custom architectural solutions such as operable roofs, mechanical products and public artworks.Learn more