Advent was engaged to provide the structural and civil design for this multi-unit development on a sloping site in Camberwell VIC. The structural design included a piled retention system to create the basement, post-tensioned concrete slab for a transfer slab and the upper floors and light weight construction on the third floor.
The main challenge for this project was to design an underground rainwater tank under the ramp near the main road. The civil design required precise invert levels to allow for the gravity drainage of the basement, coordination of the structural design with stormwater drainage and the access ramp gradients.
The innovative cantilever canopy design provided a double height ceiling space that incorporated architectural treatment. This was achieved by integrating the architectural steel window framing into the canopy design, which resulted in no back span being required.