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August 17, 2017: Peddle Thorp Melbourne Pty. Ltd.: First Afl Game At Mars Stadium

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Ballarat is now AFL ready, with its first football game set to be played on newly launched Mars Stadium in Creswick Rd, Ballarat.

Featuring the Eureka grandstand designed by Peddle Thorp, Mars Stadium will now see its biggest AFL crowd when the Western Bulldogs take Port Adelaide on 19 August 2017.

The stadium was formally launched in June when global chocolate bar company Mars was declared the official naming rights sponsor of the redeveloped stadium.

With a capacity of more than 11,000, the redeveloped stadium will ensure AFL games can continue to come to Ballarat.

It is now a proud part of Peddle Thorp's tradition of sports architecture.

The AFL game is creating some excitement in the regional capital with the free City of Ballarat Footy Live Site at the Ballarat Showgrounds being set up next to the stadium so more fans can watch the game on big screens.

The ground has witnessed a few AFL games over the years, but it now could become part of the regular AFL season thanks to a new home ground relationship developed with the Western Bulldogs.

The upgrade features a better playing surface with the same dimensions as Etihad Stadium, capacity for 11,000 spectators, a 5000 seat undercover grandstand, 37 metre-tall light towers and a 50 square-metre video scoreboard.

The stadium can draw 21,000 visitors to Ballarat each year and increase annual tourism spending in the city by up to $3.6 million. The State Government had provided $31.5 million towards the Eureka precinct redevelopment, which includes upgrading Eureka Stadium, the Wendouree Sports and Events Centre, the C.E. Brown Reserve and the Ballarat Showgrounds.

Mars Stadium will also enable the region to attract international events.

INDEX

SECTION 1 PEDDLE THORP MELBOURNE PTY. LTD. PROFILE

SECTION 2 OTHER NEWS: 2017

SECTION 3 OTHER NEWS: 2016

SECTION 1 PEDDLE THORP MELBOURNE PTY. LTD. PROFILE

1.1 ACTIVITIES

Peddle Thorp Melbourne Pty. Ltd., trading as Peddle Thorp Architects, provides design services in the areas of architecture, planning, interior, and graphic design. It offers pre-construction planning and analysis, sketch design, design development and documentation preparation, and furniture and fittings interior design services for commercial sports and leisure facilities, shopping centers, tourist resorts, hospitals, residential facilities, retail centers, communities, and hotels. The company was incorporated in 1988 and is based in Melbourne, Australia.

1.2 SUMMARY

Website: http://www.pta.com.au

Industry: Engineering and Construction Services

SECTION 2 OTHER NEWS: 2017

August 17: Peddle Thorp Melbourne Pty. Ltd.: First Afl Game At Mars Stadium

Ballarat is now AFL ready, with its first football game set to be played on newly launched Mars Stadium in Creswick Rd, Ballarat.

Featuring the Eureka grandstand designed by Peddle Thorp, Mars Stadium will now see its biggest AFL crowd when the Western Bulldogs take Port Adelaide on 19 August 2017.

The stadium was formally launched in June when global chocolate bar company Mars was declared the official naming rights sponsor of the redeveloped stadium.

With a capacity of more than 11,000, the redeveloped stadium will ensure AFL games can continue to come to Ballarat.

It is now a proud part of Peddle Thorp's tradition of sports architecture.

The AFL game is creating some excitement in the regional capital with the free City of Ballarat Footy Live Site at the Ballarat Showgrounds being set up next to the stadium so more fans can watch the game on big screens.

The ground has witnessed a few AFL games over the years, but it now could become part of the regular AFL season thanks to a new home ground relationship developed with the Western Bulldogs.

The upgrade features a better playing surface with the same dimensions as Etihad Stadium, capacity for 11,000 spectators, a 5000 seat undercover grandstand, 37 metre-tall light towers and a 50 square-metre video scoreboard.

The stadium can draw 21,000 visitors to Ballarat each year and increase annual tourism spending in the city by up to $3.6 million.

June 13: Peddle Thorp Melbourne Pty. Ltd. : MERCER PLANS ON VIEW

The $45 million landmark, at 53 Mercer St, will hold more than 100 apartments over its 15 storeys.

Architect Steve Tillinger, of internationally renowned firm Peddle Thorp, said the project will set a new standard in architectural response to its environment in Geelong.

"It is a sculpted design, one with many faces, one that's refined, sophisticated and something quite unique - it can't be replicated or relocated," he said.

"It's a beautiful building. It's not a stack, pack and rack condo. In fact, it's counterintuitive to a pure developer mindset.

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June 09: Peddle Thorp Melbourne Pty. Ltd.; Painting A Solution For Pollution

Hume City Council is now testing a new paint which offers a huge boost for the environment.

This new environmental paint was launched in Australia by the Pier Francesco Zazo, Italian Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary in Canberra with federal government officals in attendance.

The paint called Airlite promises to deliver a host of environment and economic reforms.

Peddle Thorp and Sustainable Built Environments are part of a consortium of companies that its promoting the use of a ground breaking paint that can reduces pollutants in the air.

Director Carlo Corallo said the paint had been proven successful across Europe.

"It is great that is getting bipartisan support as Airlite is a revolutionary technology that is completely natural and applied as paint on any surface," Mr. Corallo said.

The paint:

eliminates 99.9% of bacteria and viruses from surfaces; reduces energy consumption of air conditioning by half; is self cleaning and does not allow dirt to settle; and eliminates odours from everyday environments. Mr. Corallo said using light energy, the paint reduces the pollutants in the air preventing mould and bacterial growth.

"It also eliminates bad odour and prevents dirt from depositing on the walls.

SECTION 3 OTHER NEWS: 2016

August 25: Peddle Thorp Melbourne Pty. Ltd. : Australia's First Off-The-Grid Solar-Powered High-Rise Planned In Melbourne

Australia will soon get its first 'substantially off-the-grid building' with a new solar-powered high-rise apartment tower being designed in Southbank, Melbourne. The building site at 42-48 Moray Street directly abuts the King Street off-ramp of the West Gate Freeway.

Designed by Peddle Thorp Architects, the 60-level skyscraper building, named Sol Invictus Tower will use solar cells on the glass facade to generate green energy, which will be stored in batteries to provide off-the-grid power to its residents. The facade is expected to house about 3000sqm of solar panels, with an extra 300 square metres on the roof.

Peter Brook from Peddle Thorp explains that the use of solar cells on the facade will create a greater surface area for catching the sun's rays. The building has been designed with a curved exterior to capture the sun's movement from east to west throughout the day.

According to Brook, designing a completely off-the-grid building may be over-ambitious at the moment but the objective is to get as far as possible down that road. The tower will feature high-tech solar materials sourced from China, wind turbines on the roof, double glazing, battery storage system to support 520 apartments, and low-energy LED lighting.

The Sol Invictus tower has been designed to capture the sun's movement from east to west.

ICR Property Group's Raff De Luise, who represents the landowner behind the project, said the Sol Invictus Tower will be Australia's 'first substantially off-the-grid green energy generating residential tower'.

August 18: Peddle Thorp Melbourne Pty. Ltd.: New york influences lygon place in brunswick

A trip to New York was the primary inspiration behind the design for the apartment complex Lygon Place, in Brunswick with design director Peter Brook describing it as "simple, elegant and refined with high-quality finishes".

In the recent opening to potential buyers, Peter Brook highlighted Peddle Thorp's unique position as Australia's leading architect in this area.

Six years in the making, Peter said Lygon Place was "in one of the most exciting locations" he has seen in Peddle Thorp's entire portfolio of projects.

Lygon Place is ideally located in the heart of vibrant Brunswick East, within proximity to a variety of restaurants and everyday shopping needs along with being within proximity of Melbourne University, RMIT University, and the Parkville Medical Precinct. As one of Melbourne's most sought after suburbs for lifestyle, amenity, and proximity, Brunswick East continues to hold its place as a leading location for investment.

Right on the doorstep of the CBD, the relatively small precinct is unique in its high percentage of open green spaces, efficient transport links and significant cafe culture with over 150 restaurants, bars, and cafes in the area.

Trend forecasts show East Brunswick's population set to double more than by 2031.

August 12: peddle thorp architects designs world first 'discovery channel shark week' attraction

In partnership with Emaar Entertainment & Discovery Channel, Peddle Thorp Architects in Melbourne Australia, is proud to announce another world first aquarium exhibit, which creates a unique and innovative new direction for exhibit design.

A beautiful hybrid of digital technology and a living aquarium, it consists of a 20 metre aquarium demi-tunnel, with the back wall of the tank formed in oversized LED screens. Guests can choose their favourite shark species to swim on the LED background, bringing the heroes of Discovery Channel's 'Shark Week' to life. Information panels are also set at intervals where guests can step off the journey and learn more about the incredible world of the shark.

The exterior of the digital cage features an awe-inspiring scene of Great White sharks circling a cage of divers. On entering the cage guests will find themselves at the centre of the shark dive, watching as the Great Whites swim around them. Innovative technology allows guests to 'interact' with the sharks whilst simultaneously learning about their biology. Stay alert though, from time-to-time the on-screen sharks have a surprise in store for unsuspecting visitors!

Paul Hamilton, General Manager and Curator of Dubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo, said: "'the 'Discovery Channel Shark Week' exhibit invites visitors into the incredible world of sharks in a truly innovative way that both educates and entertains'".

James Hampton of Peddle Thorp agrees that the new exhibit further enhances the success of the Dubai Mall Oceanarium & Underwater Zoo, as the new 'Discovery Channel Shark Week' exhibition includes instantly-recognisable Scalloped Hammerhead Sharks, Sandbar Whalers, Blacktip Reef Sharks and Bonnethead Sharks.

August 10: Peddle Thorp Melbourne Pty. Ltd.: craigieburn park for future generation

A regional aquatic centre in Craigieburn has broken new ground in design with its iconic roof profile. The distinctive design can be seen from every angle, as there is no back to the complex.

Designed by Peddle Thorp Architects, the building is part of an extensive park that will include a regional athletics track; a war memorial; event space and passive park areas; pathways and playspaces and accessible playground; along with car parking and landscaping.

Craigieburn Park is to be situated near the town's central shopping centre, in a 12-hectare area. Hume City Council is building the $48.5 million development to meet the needs of its rapidly growing community in Melbourne's north.

Peddle Thorp has designed a complex that will serve the growing Craigieburn community for generations to come. Design director Peter Brook said designing such a complex was an important one for the Craigieburn community. "When we create such a complex, we are building part of people's back yard, and we need to be sensitive to people's real needs."

The $48.5 million complex will host a range of programs and activities and cater for people of all ages and abilities, including

A 50-metre pool;

Toddler and learn to swim pools;

Leisure and warm-water pools;

Program pool, spa, sauna and steam room;

Waterslides;

Gymnasium and group fitness rooms; and

Cafes and reception areas.

The adjacent park, designed jointly by landscape architects Aspect Studios, contains other exciting features.

June 02: Peddle Thorp Melbourne Pty. Ltd.: United petroleum takes off in Corio

United Petroleum's new petrol station at Corio in Geelong is set to open at the end of the month.

The first in a series of innovative fuel and convenience retailing outlets, the architecture of the canopy and building, form an integral part of United Petroleum branding and marketing.

Designed by Peddle Thorp, the soaring canopies are intended to become an iconic landmark for Corio (and eventually Melbourne's) cityscape, reproducing the notion of speed and sculpted automotive engineering.

June 01: Peddle Thorp Melbourne Pty. Ltd.: Cairns Aquarium gets restaurant with shark tank

Progress continues at the Peddle Thorp designed Cairns Aquarium, with a concrete pour for a restaurant with an extensive shark tank.

Peddle Thorp design director Peter Brook said it was a great honour for the practice to be involved in such an innovative and exciting aquarium project.

"With the concrete pour, we can see our architectural ideas become reality," he said.

The 525 square metre restaurant, which upon completion will be one of Cairns' largest dining venues, is anchored by its cold-blooded centrepiece-a 12.5 metre long and 3.3 metre high black tip reef shark tank, providing patrons with the memorable experience of dining under the unblinking gaze of nature's most feared predator.

Upon completion, the Cairns Aquarium & Reef Research Centre and its aquatic themed restaurant complex is expected to attract over 500,000 visitors per year and create 80 full-time jobs in the aquarium and 50 positions within the restaurant.

The construction project remains on track for completion in April 2017.

Cairns Aquarium Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Daniel Leipnik, believed the restaurant would be a valuable addition to Cairns' culinary scene.

"Diners will be enjoying their meal between a Great Barrier Reef shark tank and an open plan layout providing a view over our recreated Daintree rainforest garden and a mesmerising up close experience with a school of fast swimming sharks, all within the heart of the Cairns CBD," he said.

Cairns Aquarium Co-Founder, Andrew Preston, feels that the new restaurant featuring reef sharks will become a great family outing and create more visitors to the CBD.

"This architecturally and conceptually innovative restaurant exemplifies the commitment the Cairns Aquarium team has to bolstering the entertainment and dining scene in Cairns for locals and tourists alike," he said.

In addition, the restaurant will double as a function centre to serve as a unique venue for weddings, meetings, corporate functions and business events, which is hoped will further improve Cairns' reputation as an important destination choice for corporate hospitality events.

FKG Group Project Manager, Mark Pengilly, described the restaurant and function centre pour as a significant step forward towards the completion of the ground floor slab of the landmark $50 million project.

"The concrete pour is a triumph of local contractors and involves 340 cubic metres, delivered by about 70 truckloads of locally supplied concrete from Hanson, reinforced by 60 tonnes of steel from One Steel Cairns, and tied together by Barrier Reef Contracting, making this one of the major milestones in the restaurant and function centre's construction," he said.

"The project has completed six months out of its sixteen month construction schedule and is continuing at a great pace.

May 23: Peddle Thorp Melbourne Pty. Ltd.: Eureka Stadium grandstand plans unveiled

The Eureka Stadium redevelopment has hit another milestone with the release of the detailed designs by architect Peddle Thorp for the 5000 seat grandstand that will ensure Ballarat has AFL football from 2017.

In early May, Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews joined Minister for Regional Development Jaala Pulford, Wendouree State Member Sharon Knight, Western Bulldogs AFL President Peter Gordon and community representatives to formally launch the architectural designs that will now go to contractors currently tendering for the project.

The redevelopment has already passed a number of important milestones including realigning the football oval's orientation by 32 degrees to meet AFL and Western Bulldogs requirements, laying an upgraded playing surface the same size as Etihad and new lights.

On Friday evening following the announcement, the new 37 metre light towers illuminated the first night VFL clash as North Ballarat took on regional rivals Geelong.

With a capacity of more than 11,000, the redeveloped stadium will ensure AFL games can come to Ballarat.

The Western Bulldogs Football Club is set to play its first game at the ground next year.

Other improvements include upgraded change rooms, a new video and electronic scoreboard, better merchandise and food stalls and universal-access toilets.

The winning contractor will be announced in June with construction due to start soon after.

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