Cultural & Tourism · SA
We are once again proud to draw together a dynamic set of projects, and their designers, to highlight just how strong, versatile and sustainable steel can be. We warmly invite you to join us for a tour of the material’s contemporary possibilities.
Once seen as a straightforwardly industrial material, steel is now being used in more diverse and perhaps sensitive ways. In this edition, we see how designers – such as the architects working on Puffing Billy railway – are engaging closely with the natural landscape and topography. It’s an approach that speaks more widely to a willingness on the part of design professionals to place heritage, community and learning at the heart of projects.
Indeed, the designers themselves have always been a focus for STEEL PROFILE® – we’ve been celebrating their achievements since 1981, and this edition is no different. From nationally recognised emerging architects to established practices, we are in direct conversation with the agenda-setters of contemporary architecture in order to share their insights, inspirations and innovations.
The projects explored here showcase variety and the fundamental versatility of steel, as well as a broad range of new directions that remain anchored in its reliability. We continue to marvel at what the architects can do with the material and remain proud to support them, especially the emerging designers who will be future leaders in the industry.
We certainly hope you enjoy this edition, but it doesn’t stop there. Our STEEL PROFILE® online experience also includes extended video content and you can also try out Inspire Me, an exciting tool for exploring and creating your very own collections of architectural images.
We also encourage you to share your innovative projects for future consideration by completing our online submission form. In the meantime, please enjoy the carefully curated collection presented to you in STEEL PROFILE® 133.
BlueScope Managing Editor
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