Ultrafloor have been awarded the contract for the precast vault roof structures at the brand new National Herbarium of NSW at the Australian Botanic Garden Mount Annan. The new Herbarium will safeguard the Botanic Gardens growing collection of over 1.4 million botanical specimens. The new state-of-the-art Herbarium facility will join the award-winning Australian PlantBank at Mount Annan, to ensure the survival of plants and build more resilient ecosystems for future generations.
The new Herbarium design is being created by leading Australian architectural firm, Architectus with Richard Leplastrier and Craig Burton, in conjunction with FDC Construction & Fitout. A key feature of the new Herbarium is six protective vaults made of thermal mass materials to shield the collection from bushfires and extreme temperature events.
Construction of the vault roof structures is due to commence in January 2021