Birdwood Avenue, Melbourne
GRC Environments was entrusted with the job of adding detail to the inside of the Shrine of Remembrance.
The result was a display of glass reinforced concrete’s versatility, ability to enhance ambiance and most importantly, achieve what concrete can’t.
How we answered the brief
Probuild Constructions came to GRC Environments wanting us to produce wall cladding inside the Shrine that resembled a curtain with the look and feel of concrete. The idea was to keep every aspect of the building in sync with the mood of the monument, in this case by lining the stairwell into the Galleries of Remembrance in the Shrine of Remembrance with the glass reinforced concrete panels.
How and why GRC was used
Regular concrete would have been too heavy for this job, making GRC the perfect cement alternative. We cut the panels from polystyrene and used them to create a fiberglass mould for the GRFC. Eight panels were installed with steel rods and threading bolts so that visitors to the Shrine can’t see any external fixings.
The team involved
Supervisor and Mould Maker
Our principals have worked in the building industry since 1995 and are leaders in GRC/GFRC use in Australia. Meet the crew