The Project Located within Albany Heritage Park, Western Australia, the National Anzac Centre has been built to honour the Anzacs of the First World War. The striking building which appears to almost float atop Mt Clarence, provides panoramic views of King George Sound, from where the first Australian and New Zealand troops departed in 1914.
Opened on 1 November 2014 by the Australian and New Zealand Prime Ministers to commemorate the 100-year anniversary of the Anzac troops deployment. The building features large galleries, curtain wall windows, exhibition spaces, interactive multimedia displays, unique artefacts, rare images and film and outdoor observation areas.
Fielders were commissioned by BGC Constructions to provide 180m2 of Finesse® Prominence™ roofing and wall panels in COLORBOND® Woodland Grey, used as a main focal point of the building’s exterior wall.
The Finesse® Prominence™ roofing and wall panels were installed by AB Roofing, their team fixed the panels onto a composite substrate of metal battens and timber joinery. The panels were delivered to site and then formed over three different angles, wrapping around the top and the bottom of the building.
The Solution Finesse® Prominence™ was chosen by Peter Hunt Architect to give the building its bold and gallant appearance, while allowing for simple and manageable installation required to achieve the building’s opening deadline. The architect’s impressive design was recognised in 2015 when the National Anzac Centre was named the state’s best Heritage Tourism Project at the Western Australian Heritage Awards. The building has also won two Western Australian Master Builders awards for Best Commercial/Industrial Building and Excellence in Roofing (Metal) in 2015.