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Modular housing and cancer clinic recognised in awards


SPACE 2.0 – Bucasia Beach House and Kinghorn Cancer Centre were recognised at the Engineering Excellence Awards for Sydney.

SPACE 2.0 took the Excellence Award for the Products, Manufacturing Facilities & Process category, while Kinghorn Cancer Centre was awarded a Highly Commended in the Buildings and Structures category.

Jointly submitted by Arup, TEKTUM and Make Good Pty Ltd, SPACE 2.0 is a new take on modular housing. An innovative design mechanism allows a full sized house to be transported as standard ISO transport platforms that merely unfold on site, with all services and finishes in place.

Arup provided structural, mechanical, electrical, hydraulics, fire engineering ESD and façade services, helping TEKTUM achieve the vision of a prefabricated house that aesthetically feels like a normal home.

An initiative of the Garvan Institute of Medical Research (Garvan) and St Vincents & Mater Health Sydney (SV&MHS), the Kinghorn Cancer Centre is designed to integrate and facilitate translational research and foster a personalised medicine approach to cancer.

Arup contributed to a number of design elements to help break down the conventional separation between the public and staff. The light filled atrium and atrium stairs help to open the public spaces, while the semi-passive environment makes visits more comfortable for outpatients as well as for the clinicians and researchers working on new treatments for cancer patients.

The modular TEKTUM SPACE 2.0 will proceed to the National Engineering Excellence Awards to be held later in 2013. Full details of the winners from the Sydney Awards programme can be found on the Engineers Australia website:


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