Friday, July 26, 2024

Coffs community hub wins industry acclaim

City of Coffs Harbour Council’s cutting-edge community building, Yarrila Place, has won construction industry acclaim, with the project’s builders recognised at the Master Builders’ Association NSW Northern Region Awards.  

Commercial building firm, Lipman, won Best use of tiles, Best use of brick, Public Buildings over $50 million, and the esteemed title of Commercial Builder of the Year at the awards.  

Council General Manager, Natalia Cowley said Yarrila Place had pushed construction boundaries, and the finished facility had now proudly cemented itself as a home for cultural and civic services in the heart of the City. 

“The ambitious construction of Yarrila Place heralded the cultural renaissance of the Coffs Harbour community and boldly cemented its status as a contemporary, global city,” she said.

“Yarrila breaks the norms which is fitting for a City that is built different and is particularly relevant for a society which is evolving so it can drive Australia forward. It’s not often that a facility can instigate a change of gear for society itself, but in this intentionally crafted situation, the gear change has led to societal lift-off.” 

With its flowing lines, Yarrila Place was a unique build that brought plenty of curve balls, said Lipman CEO, Rob MacKee. 

“The building of Yarrila Place represents a harmonious blend of technical complexity, functionality and aesthetics. We are proud to have been part of this extraordinary project that shapes the future of the City,” Mr MacKee said. 

“The complexity of the construction tested our skills and expertise, showcasing the talent, dedication and commitment of the entire team enlisted to design and deliver the project.

“The technical challenges in this building are many. Not the least of which is the striking green facade with multiple cantilevers, and an array of curves in both horizontal and vertical planes.” 

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