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The Athenaeum and Project Discover recognised at the Master Builders Awards night

24th February, 2022

The Australian Museum Project Discover, and The Athenaeum, Wenona School projects were recognised at the NSW Master Builders Excellence in Construction Awards in Sydney on Friday night.

The Athenaeum, Wenona School project was successful in winning two awards:

  • Excellence in Construction of Private Schools $40M and over Award
  • Merit for Best Use of Concrete

Wenona is a unique world class facility that provides an interactive and university style leaning environment for high school students. Quality and unique design were the key aspects that the client and design team were focused on delivering. This is clearly demonstrated by the truly aesthetically pleasing, bespoke and impressive multilevel building that links seamlessly into the existing structure.

The Athenaeum incorporates state-of-the-art science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) learning areas, laboratories and food technology kitchens. The most prominent feature is the 25m swimming pool and learn-to-swim pool which is complemented by a multifunctional gym and cardio space. The building includes a Senior Ecosystem group learning area with flexible study zones, amphitheatre and associated staff facilities.

The iconic Australian Museum Project Discover was successful in winning the Excellence in Construction of Refurbishment, Renovation, Extension $10M - $50M Award.

The Australian Museum was an incredible project involving the major renovation and refurbishment of Australia’s oldest natural history museum. Part of the brief was to maintain the rich history and develop a functional space between all levels that over previous years were disjointed and not functioning together.

The project fulfilled all buildability complexities from the materials handling constraints, working within a live and operational Museum environment, vibration and noise monitoring requirements, and heritage conservation works.

The team worked seamlessly with all project stakeholders and successfully delivered the architectural and design intent alongside Cox Architecture and Neeson Murcutt + Neille.

Brett Moore, General Manager of Kane Constructions New South Wales, states:

“Seeing the community come through the building on opening day and be so blown away… generations that had visited the Museum over many years coming back to revisit what we had done. It was amazing to see their reaction to this impressive transformation.”

Congratulations to the Kane New South Wales team, including the amazing group of subcontractors and suppliers, who continue to exceed expectations and leave a high quality legacy for our clients and communities.