Master Builder of the Year | National 2016 | Victoria 2016, 2017
PROJECTS | New South Wales

Taronga Zoo - Centenary Theatre

Sector

Community

Value

$5.7m

Client

Taronga Zoo Conservation Society Australia

Consultants

Tanner Kibble Denton
Wood and Grieve

Awards

2017 Master Builders Association of New South Wales Excellence in Construction of Public Buildings $5M - $10M

Taronga Zoo engaged Kane Constructions to deliver their new Centenary Theatre, under a GC21 Contract. 

Commencing works at the start of 2016, the building houses a 270 degree lecture theatre, allowing visitors to view animals in the natural world in exciting new ways, emphasising the Zoo’s ongoing focus on the conservation of wildlife and environmental sustainability.  

The external timber batten façade wraps around the stunning new centrepiece, and contrasts against the off-form concrete and structural steel. 

Internally, the theatre has sections of permanent and open space/floor for varying presentation types and allowing for greater visitor engagement.

The construction of the theatre involved the protection of heritage stone seats and stairs. As usual at Taronga, Zoo operations remained operational during the construction period.