Chris O'Brien Lifehouse, RPA Hospital
Lifehouse at RPA
The Chris O’Brien Lifehouse building has 44,000 sqm of floor area over 12 storeys. Through rigorous coordination, all expensive column transfers were eliminated by introducing long span, post tensioned band beams with clear spans of up to 14m. Design development required a high degree of BIM coordination and resolution between structure and building services and a deep excavation and tunnel diversion were challenges successfully overcome using clever design strategies and detailing. A major architectural feature of the building is the stunning full height atrium and glass lift.