Project details

// Location -
Papua New Guinea
// Size -
7,500 m2
// Services -
// Building Information Modelling
// Structural Engineering

Star Mountain Plaza is a landmark project in Papua New Guinea and will be the country’s first integrated commercial development. It will include a world-class hotel, convention centre and commercial and residential assets. We were engaged to undertake the design of the complex yet impressive timber roof structure of the Convention Centre, which is inspired by the traditional Papua New Guinea longhouse and will cater for corporate and cultural events.

The challenge 

One aspect of the project that was different to the norm was working within the Australian building regulations and standards that apply in Papua New Guinea. Another major challenge was the complex architectural design and the fact it was a large international project with multiple complicated elements to coordinate. The design and manufacture was completed in New Zealand and then the components were shipped to Papua New Guinea to be assembled on-site.

Star Mountain Plaza Evening Image
Star Mountain Plaza, Kutubu, Papua New Guinea - NZ Timber Awards HIGHLY COMMENDED AWARD WINNER 2020 (2)
Star Mountain Plaza and The Hilton

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