Together with TKD Architects and Kane Constructions, Woolacotts Consulting Engineers has been helping Taronga Zoo celebrate its Centenary year of operation.
An inspiring new multi-sensory theatre marking the centenary of the zoo is in the final stages of construction.
Our engineers all scrambled to be involved with the structural and civil engineering design of a new theatre designed to inspire wildlife conservation. Those lucky enough to participate in the project recalled fond memories visiting the iconic zoo as children and now as parents.
Apart from being a working conservation wildlife park in the city, the entire site is rare which makes any capital work project challenging. The site has a blend of steep sections, retained areas, world class vistas, and it littered with heritage items.
“Apart from the supporting columns, there is not a single straight structural element”, said Brett Jovanovich, Woolacotts CAD and BIM Manager.
Woolacotts previously designed the Taronga Function Centre on the zoo site and for more than 80 years been involved in designing community infrastructure projects for unique educational and theatrical purposes.
For more information about how Taronga Zoo is celebrating its first 100 years visit https://taronga.org.au/100-years
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