Surf Life Saving, Fresh Energy Efficient Office Refurbishment

Surf Life Saving, Fresh Energy Efficient Office Refurbishment

Like having the Beach at the Office

Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Altair Louvres in a Clear Anodised Breezway Slimline Window System with low profile handles and clear glass blades have been installed into this special project.

Altair Louvres were incorporated into the design to open up the building and make the most of natural light and ventilation. This not only helps reduce the reliance on power hungry air conditioning systems but allows employees to connect with nature and enjoy working in a comfortable office environment all day long.

Project Date: March 2011

Architect – David Fleeting Architects
+61 2 9389 3244

Builder – Beach Constructions
0411 696 734

Project Manager – Peter Males
0416 014 875

Lifestyle Working Collins Street, Office Block

Lifestyle Working Collins Street, Office Block

Lifestyle Working Collins Street, Office Block

Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
“Lifestyle Working Collins Street combines architectural vision and creative planning with community responsibility, commercial functionality and environmental sustainability.”

Lifestyle Working Collins Street is a development that accommodates over 137 individual commercial suites and retail spaces in the heart of Melbourne at 838 Collins Street. The project is a creation by Lend Lease in consultation with Stable Group and designed by Nettletontribe Project Architects.

The four storey building incorporates a series of spaces that display various levels of privacy for tenants to utilise for small to medium business types. These include flexible platforms for meeting spaces, discussion areas, alternative working environments or private areas for contemplation.

The Lifestyle Working Building allows people to move freely from space to space and encourages a diversity of businesses to occupy the space. The structure embraces values and commitment to growth and stability.

This innovative, yet clever design helps individuals connect with nature by bringing the outside in. This is achieved through multiple fixed and operable windows that filter natural light, air and a sense of space into the built environment. Altair Louvre Windows with the new Stronghold System have been incorporated into the external framework of the building to assist with energy efficiency and natural airflow. By using the Stronghold System, it provides additional strength and safety to this multi-storey building where blades are mechanically held in place by a pin that passes through the clip and blade. Standard Altair Louvre Windows have also been strategically placed internally so that air can flow throughout the building, yet noise control and privacy can be maintained when the louvres are closed.

With lower operating costs in mind and reduced energy needs due to low reliance on mechanical ventilation, these are some of the initiatives that will assist with better economic performance of the building. This project is the first strata building in Australia to enter into a commercial agreement for a 5 Star NABERS Energy and Water Rating together with a 5 Star Green Star Rating. Through these innovative technologies in energy and water usage, the impact on the environment is significantly reduced and social performance is enhanced. As a result, the Lifestyle Working building is an inspiring and enjoyable place for all building occupants to work and emphasises the importance of finding a balance between work and leisure.

Nettletontribe’s Lifestyle Working Collins Street has won the 2013 BPN Award for Large Commercial.

Project Date – September 2013

Developers – Lend Lease and Stable Group

Architect – Nettletontribe Project Architects

Breezway Head Office, Powerlouvre Windows

Breezway Head Office, Powerlouvre Windows

Breezway Head Office Building


The new Breezway Head Office was a finalist in two categories of the 2011 UDIA Queensland Boral Awards for Excellence.

HPC’s architectural design integrates lightweight construction with large areas of Breezway Altair Louvre Window products, in particular the Altair Powerlouvre Window with the Stronghold System in a Clear Anodised Breezway Easyscreen Window System. These Powerlouvre Windows have been incorporated into a smart Building Management System to assist with energy savings in this sustainable commercial building. When combined with upper level mezzanine floors, the showcase of Altair Louvres provide building occupants with a feeling of space and unrestricted access to light and fresh air.

Greenleaf Engineers used environmental and thermal modelling technology to maximise natural light and ventilation into the building for extensive periods throughout the year to significantly reduce the need for artificial lighting and air conditioning.

With land that has its long axis facing northwest, the building’s orientation was perfect for maximising the sun’s natural light and warmth. Heating and the electrical hot water unit were therefore removed from the project, cooling costs were reduced by 33%, and artificial lighting was reduced by 50% through the use of natural sunlight combined with energy efficient light fittings.

The new Breezway Head Office was a finalist in two categories of the 2011 UDIA Queensland Boral Awards for Excellence; ‘Small Retail/Commercial Building under 3000m2′ and ‘Excellence in Environmentally Sustainable Development’.

Architect: HPC Urban Design & Planning