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Housing : September 2008
HOUSING SEPTEMBER 2008 73 When the 1950s chapel at Dominic College in Hobart was burnt down in an arson attack four years ago, the school saw it as an opportunity to consider the tone that future building development on the campus would take. The brief for the replacement chapel was to create a multi-use facility -- a place primarily for prayer and religious activities that could also be used for congregations and assemblies. And, with the insurance pay out and fundraising efforts, the project was allocated a budget of approximately $1 million. Most Innovative Use of Steel solution steel Steel was the best material to turn this ambitious concept into a reality. Jeanie Watson reports. Right: (L--R) Peter Van Loggem, BlueScope Steel, with Michael Lane and Scott Cordwell of Cordwell Lane. Photo: Peter Whyte Photography An ex-student of the college -- architect Elvio Brianese from Forward Brianese -- offered his services to lead the redesign and redevelopment team as his contribution back to the school. He was put in control of the project and brought on Cordwell Lane as the builder, having worked with them successfully on several projects in the past.