Charles Perkins Centre / Sydney University
Camperdown, Sydney, Australia
This A$385 million project is a state-of-the-art medical research and education facility for over 1,500 undergraduate students, 900 researchers and post-grad students. It won the Australian Institute of Architects’ NSW Architecture Award 2015 (William E Kemp Award for Educational Architecture) and was also runner-up in the World Building of the Year 2015 competition in the higher education and research category.
With a 4,500 m2 (48,450 square feet) footprint and 4 below-ground floors and 7 aboveground floors, extensive shotcrete walls were initially placed on perimeter secant piling to permit construction of the building. PENETRON technology was used to eliminate leaks in the shotcrete walls. PENETRON crystalline slurry was applied to the surface as a final coat over the whole repaired area.