A five storey artistic rendition of the Anzac digger will be on show for the Engadine RSL’s Anzac day dawn service in NSW.

Designed by Michael Heenan of Allen Jack+Cottier Architects, the towering image of an Australian soldier is constructed of copper strips fixed to timber batons, and will adorn a new age-care facility built adjacent to the War Memorial in the Engadine Town Square.

Vietnam veterans, soldiers from Holsworthy base and their families gathered to celebrate the first unveiling of the artwork, which is now predicted to be a permanent addition for decades to come.

The artwork is the brain child of Heenan, who is familiar with out-of-the-box architecture projects. Heenan has worked on projects extending all over the world, including a brand new city in a Mongolian river valley, and new living headquarters for Davis Station on the Antarctic ice-shelf. 

Engadine Town Square is located at 1040 Old Princess Hwy, Engadine, NSW, 2233. Carpark Entry at 101Caldarra Ave, Engadine.