The Shrine Of Remembrance, Melbourne


Probuild Constructions


Birdwood Avenue, Melbourne
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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

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    Steve Fennell

    Managing Director

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    Gino Giacobbe


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    Sam Dawes

    Boiler Maker

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    Paul Dennis

    Supervisor and Mould Maker

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    John Farley


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    Luke Giacobbe

    Robot Guru

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    Billy Nicholson

    Floor Manager

Our principals have worked in the building industry since 1995 and are leaders in GRC/GFRC use in Australia.  Meet the crew

Our project partners

Thanks to our partners, Charles Rickard Engineers and ARM Architecture for their help in this project.