Victorian Comprehensive Cancer Centre – Colonnade

Project

Victorian Comprehensive Cancer Care Hospital (VCCC) - Colonnade, North Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Architect

STHDI+MCR

Builder

Grocon PCL

Details

The highly organic shape of the ground floor colonnade, extending around the full perimeter of the hospital, was a perfect match for ShapeShell single skin as the material is able to take advantage of the natural strength of the complex curved design. A seamless monolithic look was possible thanks to highly accurate 3D digital manufacturing techniques meant minimal section joins. With its cementatious finish incorporated during manufacture, the structure has the look and feel of concrete.