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Edition 132 Projects

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Welcome to STEEL PROFILE® magazine edition 132

We are, as always, proud to bring you a collection of some of Australia's most inspired steel architecture and accompanying glimpses into the brilliant minds behind it.

Firstly, congratulations to the winners of the 2021 Australian Institute of Architects' National Architecture Awards. BlueScope commends all recipients and especially applauds the COLORBOND® Award for Steel Architecture winners for buildings that exemplify inspirational and innovative design. Last years National COLORBOND® Award for Steel Architecture – Lavarack Barracks – shone particularly brightly amongst a worthy field of state-winning contenders.

Also deservingly, we feature some past National COLORBOND® Award for Steel Architecture winners in this issue.

We have asked architects, designers and industry stakeholders what they would like to see more of in STEEL PROFILE®. Substantial feedback indicated a closer examination of projects' technical properties would be welcome, so from now on we are introducing a new section to every project article: Steel Details, which takes a deeper dive into how feature aspects were considered and resolved.

In the past, we have endeavoured to profile architectural practices to accompany our excellence-in-steel project coverage. Counterbalancing our dialogues with established architects, we are also seeking perspectives from fledgling-to-young architects. As such, in this issue we meet rising star, Sobi Slingsby, of Peter Stutchbury Architecture.

Ever on the hunt for projects featuring ground-breaking, innovative use of BlueScope steel, we invite you to share your projects for consideration in future issues.

Whether you're attending in person or virtually, we look forward to seeing you and hearing your thoughts at this year's National Architecture Conference.

All the best,

Melissa Barlow
BlueScope Managing Editor

Raj Nandan

BlueScope Managing Editor

Melissa Barlow



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