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From wood to wonders
HASSLACHER NORICA TIMBER, from wood to wonders

Bunjil Place

City of Casey, Australia

© HASSLACHER Gruppe | John Gollings
© HASSLACHER Gruppe | John Gollings
© HASSLACHER Gruppe | John Gollings
© HASSLACHER Gruppe | John Gollings

In 2017, a new inner-city cultural and leisure centre was built in the Melbourne metropolitan area, whose architectural inspiration came from traditional traditions of the Aboriginal tribes 'Boon Wurrung' and 'Kulin People'. The symbolism centres on the protection of the community under the wings of Bunjil, a creator god who appears in the form of an eagle - hence the name of the cultural and leisure centre: Bunjil Place. HESS TIMBER, a company of the HASSLACHER Group, was entrusted with the planning, production and delivery of the free-form glued laminated timber components, consisting of pre-assembled cassettes including steel work and connections, for this project. The project has already won several national and international awards due to its extraordinary architecture and complex structure.

Project information
Location: City of Casey, Australia
Architect: FJMT Sydney
Year of construction: 2017
Products used: Glued laminated timber, Glued laminated timber special components (Free form)
Special features: Free-formed glued laminated timber construction