Tanderrum Bridge wins the Melbourne Prize

Posted on July 1st, 2017 by Nicole Sakr

Posted under: _Tanderrum Bridge, Awards

Tanderrum Bridge has won the coveted Melbourne Prize at the Victorian AIA 2017 Awards for its “evocative and memorable contribution to Melbourne’s cultural and urban landscape”.

“The lightweight industrial quality of steel trussed railway structures and branches of the park’s elm trees influenced the character of the bridge. The result is a filigree character that provides the ‘framework for a journey’ between two starkly different landscapes.”

A big thank you to our collaborators John Wardle Architects, Oculus and Buro North!

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VOTE NOW – PLAN AWARDS!

Posted on May 2nd, 2017 by Jalisa Joyner

Posted under: _Daniels Building, _Tanderrum Bridge, Awards

DFALD (Education Category), New Hampshire Retreat (Hospitality) and Tanderrum (Public Space) have been shortlisted for the 2017 Plan Awards!

VOTE NOW and share!

 

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JOHN WARDLE AND STEFAN MEE SPEAK TO THE ARCHITECTURAL DISCIPLINE IN THE CONTEXT OF COLLABORATION

Posted on April 13th, 2017 by Jalisa Joyner

Posted under: _Melbourne School of Design, _Tanderrum Bridge, Things We Like

In an interview with Architecture and Design AU, John Wardle and Stefan Mee (JWA) discuss the trajectory of their practice and the role of collaboration within the architectural discipline. Read more HERE.

“THE STORY OF OUR RISE THROUGH VARIOUS PROJECT SCALES INTO THIS TERRITORY THAT WE NOW INHABIT IS A STORY OF RELATIONSHIPS WITH PEOPLE, THAT HAD THE CONFIDENCE TO ENGAGE WITH US. AS WE’VE GROWN, WE HAVE LOOKED VERY CAREFULLY AT INVITING OTHERS INTO THE PRACTICE THAT HAVE HAD PARTICULAR SKILLS, ALWAYS BROADENING OUR RANGE.”

-John Wardle

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TANDERRUM: SPANNING THE GAP BETWEEN PARK AND PRECINCT

Posted on February 22nd, 2017 by Jalisa Joyner

Posted under: _Tanderrum Bridge, Press

The newly opened Tanderrum Bridge is featured in Australian Institute of Landscape’s Foreground.

“A new pedestrian bridge in one of Australia’s most heavily-trod sports precincts recalls the civic generosity of a different era.” – Andrew Mackenzie

Read more HERE.

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ArchitectureAU FEATURES TANDERRUM BRIDGE

Posted on January 23rd, 2017 by Jalisa Joyner

Posted under: _Tanderrum Bridge, Press

ArchitectureAU and Architecture & Design feature the newly opened John Wardle ArchitectsNADAAA-designed Tanderrum Bridge on the Batman Avenue roadway. Read more HERE and HERE.

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BRIDGE SPANS!

Posted on September 12th, 2016 by Nicole Sakr

Posted under: _Tanderrum Bridge, construction

The Tanderrum Bridge is now spanning over Batman Avenue! Read Major Projects Victoria’s post HERE.

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Tanderrum Bridge: Railings

Posted on September 9th, 2016 by achang

Posted under: _Tanderrum Bridge, construction

The Tanderrum Bridge (formerly called Batman Avenue Bridge) construction is well underway. The new bridge project is the second design collaboration between NADAAA and John Wardle Architects and will link Birrarung Marr with the Melbourne Park sports precinct which hosts the annual Australian Open. Learn more about the design and construction process of the railings below with more on the steel structure and the concrete pillars to follow.

 

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Above:  A filigree of steel pipes wraps the bridge section in three segments. The sides are repeatable while each middle belly is unique.  

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Above: Early tests on the density of filigree pipes and attachment configurations.   

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The bridge’s unique geometry that follows the topography, spurs to a lookout point, and rises over the highway creating many unique conditions that made standardization a challenge.  It was essential to break the filigree into zones of repeating elements to minimize fabrication time and cost.  Orange represents fully customized sections and the remaining colors represent sections of repeating units.

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Above: each section of filigree is composed of 5 different bend geometries.  Mixed and matched to create the illusion of a random pattern. 

 

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Above:  each filigree segment is integrated with the guard rail mounted to the edge of the bridge structure and wraps the underside. 

 

Shop mock-ups were critical to finalize the minimum radius of the filigree pipe bends and the detail of attachment hardware.

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Above:  Unfinished mock-up of filigree guardrail segment. (photo by JWA)

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Above:  Unfinished mock-up gets a thumbs up. (photo by JWA)

 

Construction photos of the railings from July 28, 2016 by Kristoffer Paulsen

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Above: view with lamps

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#NAMETHEBRIDGE

Posted on January 26th, 2016 by Nicole Sakr

Posted under: _Tanderrum Bridge, Things We Like, Urban Design

You can help name the new footbridge NADAAA and JWA have designed that will connect Melbourne Park and Birrarung Marr by crossing over Batman Avenue. Vote HERE. (P.S. We’re still partial to “Batman Bridge”)

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MORE INFO HERE.

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Batman Bridge in Context

Posted on January 25th, 2016 by Nicole Sakr

Posted under: _Tanderrum Bridge, construction, Urban Design

Get a glimpse of the next phase of the Melbourne Park Redevelopment with a flyover of Batman Bridge.

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BATMAN BRIDGE CONSTRUCTION BEGINS

Posted on October 2nd, 2015 by Nicole Sakr

Posted under: _Tanderrum Bridge, construction

Major Projects Victoria held a Sod Turning Ceremony earlier this week to mark the start of construction for the Batman Bridge project in Melbourne. The project is our second collaboration with John Wardle Architects and is being created as part of the Melbourne and Olympic Parks Masterplan. Read more here.

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photo by Major Projects Victoria

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