2nd May 2014

Hindmarsh completes construction of the Australian Centre on China in the World

Hindmarsh has reached practical completion of the Australian Centre on China in the World (CIW) at the Australian National University (ANU) in Canberra.

Hindmarsh was the Managing Contractor for the $22 million project, set to be an integrated world leading institution for Chinese studies and the understanding of China.

The building features a striking facade based on a pinwheel design. It combines traditional Chinese architectural motifs with the legacies of the garden movement and the arts and crafts movement, both of which inspired Canberra's early design.

Hindmarsh ACT State Manager David Colbertaldo said the project continues the long standing partnership with between Hindmarsh and the ANU.

“We have built a strong partnership with the ANU over the years on projects ranging from $1 million to $240 million. This project is an important addition to this partnership and will help reinforce the University’s position as a world-leading teaching and research institution,” Mr Colbertaldo said.

The CIW enhances the ANU's ability to guide national research and educational efforts and to stimulate interest in the study of China by working with other key research and teaching institutions as well as scholars in Australia and internationally.

China in the World Centre Acting Director Dr Benjamin Penny said: “This is a superb building. The Hindmarsh team led so ably by Domenic Staltari was excellent. Their enthusiasm and willingness to realise the architects' vision and to create an inspiring workspace for us made the project a pleasure to work on.”

The CIW continues Hindmarsh’s long term partnership with the ANU, which includes The John Curtin School of Medical Research and the $240 million College of Sciences Precinct. The College of Sciences Precinct incorporates the Teaching, Chemistry, Biosciences, Wes Whitten, Hancock West and Central Plant Buildings, as well as The Fenner School of Environment & Society.