Royal Randwick Racecourse
This façade features 5,500 ShapeShell-GRT (Glassfibre Reinforced Thermoset) discs arranged in a pattern across the building, creating a stunning effect of a sea of ‘Coins’ overlooking the track at Randwick Racecourse. Originally specified in concrete, the client faced a dilemma of how to support such a weight from the structure of the car park. ShapeShift’s advanced ‘ShapeShell GRT’ material made the project possible, weighing less than half of a concrete equivalent while delivering a superior and consistent finish. This project also showcases ShapeShift’s design and project management expertise, with ShapeShift delivering not only the façade panels but also the structural steel sub-frame, all preassembled off site.