Completed in 2022, Ronstan Tensile Architecture designed, manufactured, and supplied the vertical cable safety barrier at River’s Edge. The River’s Edge building at the University of Tasmania is a new learning, teaching, and research building located at the edge of the North Esk River amongst the historic Launceston Railway Workshops at the Inveresk Precicnt. The facilities offer contemporary learning environments and communities of workplace that will provide a setting for meaningful exchange between university students and staff.
Designed by John Wardle Architects, the River’s Edge building has a striking glass facade overlooking the North Esk River and the mountains to the east. In its centre, the four-story light-filled atrium extensively utilises Tasmanian timber, brickwork, and glazing with Ronstan cables lining the edges of levels two and three. The compliant barrier formed by Ronstan’s 5mm ACS3 stainless steel vertical cables also complements the timber and brick surfaces, drawing the eye up to the large hovering timber lightwells overhead.
The combination of cable tension and Carl Stahl I-SYS® clamps ensures the vertical cables maintain consistent spacing and uniformity. Ronstan worked closely with the builder, Fairbrother, to develop the barrier system and meet all necessary engineering and architectural requirements while maintaining the aesthetics required for the high level finish in this project.
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