Successful performance testing clears the way for production of the 60 Martin Place facade
Production of the dazzling façade for the iconic 60 Martin Place project is set to proceed after Yuanda’s prototype panels passed performance testing with flying colours this week.
Yuanda Australia’s Technical Manager Gareth Winstanley said independent testing had confirmed the integrity of the innovative solutions the company implemented on the technically challenging design.
“Yuanda Australia has drawn on all our experience and technical know-how developed over more than 10 years in the Australian market to solve several technical challenges that remained on the project,” Mr Romer said.
“For instance, the building’s artistic, ground-breaking design forced us to rethink every aspect of the façade installation process.
“To make the panels fit, we effectively have to install them upside down – putting in the top half of each floor first, with the bottom half then fitted underneath.
“This in turn flowed through to a full revision of installation techniques, including weatherproofing and sealing.
“The project is also experiencing greater than normal movement of the building during construction works, which also presents a challenge to installing the façade.
“In response, we’ve pioneered a method of mounting the panels as the building takes shape, but then adjusting and tightening them once they are in situ.
“These methods and techniques have now been affirmed by the independent testing authority.
“Only Yuanda Australia was has the global experience and network of personnel to deliver this solution.”
Mr Winstanley said it was a pleasure for Yuanda Australia to be working with building owners Invest and architects Hassell Studio to bring the vision to life.
“It’s been an outstanding team effort to get to this point, and we look forward to seeing the building taking shape in coming months.
“Yuanda Australia is committed to Australia for the long haul, and we are excited to be involved in landmark projects such as 60 Martin Place that will build a lasting legacy for everyone involved.”