In 2011, Earth Structures was awarded this prestigious award for structural engineering excellence for our work on the Port Phillip Estate Winery, located in Red Hill, Victoria.
Hosted by the Institution of Structural Engineers since 1968, these annual awards celebrate the work of the most talented structural designers and their indispensable contribution to the built environment.
Judges noted the ‘flowing design theme with contextual sensitivity; the perfect blend of ancient and modern technology with well-considered detailing. A masterful solution for a modern winemaking facility, well fitted to its environment.’
The Sustainability Medal ~ 2011 Award for Excellence in Concrete
The Port Philip Estate Winery also awarded the Sustainability Medal by the Concrete Institute of Australia for advances in sustainable use of concrete. It defines structural and cladding elements with its utilization of low cementitious rammed earth construction. What is remarkable about the winery is that there is mechanical reduced heating and cooling costs. This is all because of the excellent thermal mass function of concrete and low cementitious rammed earth.