Steel Profile, BlueScope Steel ’s prominent architectural publication celebrates the remarkable milestone of 30 years with the anniversary 110th edition.
The 110th issue was distributed on the 3 November in tandem with the key event of BlueScope Steel’s Principal Corporate Partner, the Australian Institute of Architects, which held its National Architecture Awards at the Museum of Old and New Art (MONA) in Tasmania.
Launched in 1981, remarkably in the same year as the National Architecture Awards were launched, Steel Profile magazine has followed the accomplishments of Australia’s steel-inspired architects and charted the rise and now default acceptance of steel as a dynamic element of Australian architecture.
Steel Profile’s inaugural issue ran an article on then emerging architect Glenn Murcutt. At the National Architecture Awards Glenn took out The National Award for Enduring Architecture, and in acknowledgement of this BlueScope has revisited some of Glenn’s projects and many achievements for this significant anniversary issue.
Kristin Camery, BlueScope Steel Editor is proud that Steel Profile has documented such an important subject for so long. “From its very first issue, this magazine has acquired a steady rhythm and growing confidence. We’re very proud of its status as a collectable architectural reference and its longevity is testimony to the relevance of steel architecture in this country. Every architect featured in the magazine has in some way contributed and we wish to thank the great many people who have shared their ideas and energy throughout our history.”
BVN Architecture principal and regular contributor to the magazine, James Grose, commented that Steel Profile has led commentary on innovative steel design through stunning photography and great writing about Australian architecture. “The fact that the magazine is supplied gratis to architects by Australia’s leading steel manufacturer shows how far-sighted BlueScope and its predecessors were in their alignment with the ideas of architects,” said Grose.
Also offering his congratulations, Brian Zulaikha, Australian Institute of Architects president explained, “For 30 years, Steel Profile has provided architects and architecture aficionados alike with the very latest developments in the use of steel across the industry. From the groundbreaking to the breathtaking, the magazine has profiled some of the most exciting projects this country has seen.
“Steel Profile is a beautifully produced, content-rich publication, packed with articles that are both informative and, more importantly, interesting. Promoting the value of good design, which goes to the heart of the Institute’s concerns, Steel Profile is a valuable industry resource. We extend our congratulations to BlueScope Steel and all involved with Steel Profile for reaching this tremendous milestone,” Zulaikha concluded.