Finalist in the 2016 Banksia Sustainability Awards
Late in 2016 Plus Architecture was nominated as a finalist in the Banksia Sustainability Awards, alongside CPB (Leighton) Contractors, for the Melbourne International RoRo Automotive Terminal (MIRRAT).
The MIRRAT project was nominated in the Sustainable Cities category, sponsored by the City of Melbourne.
“Congratulations to our partners for this well-deserved nomination,” says Plus Melbourne Director Ian Briggs.
Built at the Port of Melbourne’s Webb Dock West, MIRRAT is the world’s most environmentally friendly roll-on/roll-off terminal.
The facility is intended to be powered entirely from renewable energy by 2020 and is made exclusively from recycled materials. Included as a best practice example in the UN Global Compact, MIRRAT was built using more than 260,000 tonnes of recycled concrete, brick and glass – an unprecedented amount for an industrial project of its size.
It was the first project in Victoria to receive an ‘Excellent’ rating from the Infrastructure Sustainability Council of Australia and a ‘6 Star Green Star’ design rating from the Green Building Council of Australia.
The nomination for this award highlights Plus’ focus on long-term sustainable design, says Briggs.
“With this project our focus was on minimising the environmental impacts of port operations by improving efficiency and investing in innovative technology.”