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Moving Forward in Façade Design

 Heatherwick Studio and Foster + Partners have teamed up to create an arts and cultural centre with a moving façade. Yes, you read that right – we did a double take too.

The façade consists of three layers of bronze tubes (reminiscent of bamboo) that move in different directions to stunning effect; the design intends to capture the drama of traditional Chinese theater. 

Next time you just happen to be strolling Shanghai’s waterfront, it’s worth taking a look. In the meantime, you can check out a video on the building here.

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We’re Hiring!

Our team continues to grow to meet demand, and as such we have vacancies at the moment in our Brisbane & Sydney offices:

Civil Designer (Brisbane Head Office): 4+ years Civil 3D experience
Civil Design Engineer (Brisbane Head Office): 6+ years’ experience in storm water & roads, RPEQ preferred. 
Structural Design Engineer (Brisbane Head Office): 4+ years’ experience in residential & commercial
Electrical Engineer Discipline Leader (Sydney): 7+ years Chartered
Mechanical Engineer Discipline Leader (Sydney): 7+ years Chartered

Are you interested? Know someone that would be? Take a look at the Position Descriptions below, and share it with anyone who you think might be up to the task.

The opportunity is to be a part of a rapidly growing team of young, welcoming, and multi-discipline professionals delivering award winning projects all over the world.

Please get in touch with Chandler (chandlert@becollective.net), with your resume and a cover letter – or duck in anytime for a coffee. Help us get the word out!

Position Description – Civil Designer 
Position Description – Structural Design Engineer 
Position Description – Civil Design Engineer 

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Germany’s Revolutionary Energy Storing Water Tank

Architectural firm LAVA (LAboratory for Visionary Architecture) have designed a revolutionary energy-storing water tank, destined to be the tallest building in the German town of Heidelberg.

The building is loosely based on a giant gas tank that reflected Germany’s energy policy in the 1950’s, and will soon act as a beacon signalling the area’s commitment to wiser and more sustainable energy.

LAVA’s design includes twin elevators to roof top event spaces, and a bistro and terrace offering panoramic views. The tank itself is clad in a multi-layered façade, with around 11,000 diamond-shaped rotating plates of stainless steel – which interact with the wind and represent the number of homes supplied with energy by the network.

BE Collective worked with the LAVA team on a Digital Origami Emergency Shelter as a part of an Emergency Shelter Exhibition which toured Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane, take a look at the project here.

 

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Event Reminder: GBCA’s Passive House Standard & Green Star – Design & As Built Webinar

Attention Passive House professionals and green design enthusiasts:

Tune in online tomorrow (Wednesday the 16th) at 12:30pm to hear from Australian Passive House Association (APHA) Principal, John Moynihan and GBCA’s Green Star team. The online webinar will unpack and explain a streamlined recognition system for Passive House certified buildings within Green Star.

The Green Building Council of Australia (GBCA) offer a range of professional development and green building industry events, keep your eyes peeled and you’ll likely spot a BE Collective team member at most of their events.

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