2010 National Trust Heritage Awards
Conservation for Built Heritage: Highly Commended
A key element of the original planning for the Royal Botanic Gardens was the placement of classical statutory intended to uplift and educate the local populace.
Over the years the collection of marble and bronze statues had been gradually removed, damaged or deteriorated. ICS undertook a major project with the Gardens to document the condition, develop a restoration program and a maintenance plan which has been progressively implemented.
Some examples of the statuory collection include:
AWARD WINNING Short Project Description A fire at Central Station was the impetus for conservation restoration to this marvellous mid-century Melocco Brothers artwork. The impressive wrap-around wall relief depicts the history of transportation above travertine walling and a beautiful terrazzo floor map of Australia. The Melocco Room is now open to the public. Detailed Project Description The former Interstate...
AWARD WINNING Named in honour of General William Riddell Birdwood, the commander of the Australian forces on the Western Front during the latter part of WWI, the Birdwood Flag served as the Australian ensign, and was the first recorded, and...