Naturally Ventilated Hydrotherapy Pool Facility

Naturally Ventilated Hydrotherapy Pool Facility

Naturally Ventilated Hydrotherapy Pool Facility

PALMERSTON, NORTHERN TERRITORY, AUSTRALIA

Scope Building NT Pty Ltd is a Northern Territory owned and operated Construction Company. With over 60 years combined experience, the company specialises in local building development, including the construction of the new $3.1 million Hydrotherapy Pool at Palmerston Regional Hospital.

The Palmerston Hydrotherapy Pool facility is naturally ventilated with Breezway Louvre Windows
High level Breezway Powerlouvre Windows allow hot air to escape and be replenished by cool refreshing breezes from lower level louvres
Breezway Louvres have been installed on either side of the Hydrotherapy Pool Building for natural ventilation
Breezway Louvres are ideal for cross flow ventilation and remove the need for airconditioning in the Palmerston Hydropool Facility

The aquatic facility is the first purpose-built hydrotherapy pool developed by the Northern Territory Government. The facility includes a temperature-controlled pool, with a ramp and hoist access for mobility-impaired patients.

Breezway Altair Louvre Windows and industrial ceiling fans are installed into the building to maximise natural cross flow ventilation and air circulation, thereby removing the need for air conditioning. Automated Breezway Powerlouvre Windows are installed up high so hot built-up air can be flushed out quickly and be replenished with cool air from lower level louvres. The Powerlouvre Windows are operated by the Breezway Apptivate Control Unit while lower level louvres are manually operated by Arens wind up controls. The Altair Louvre Windows are finished with a high performance powdercoat to ensure long life durability due to the atmospheric conditions and are installed in a Breezway Easyscreen Surround Frame with security bars for added protection.

Situated near the rehabilitation ward of the Palmerston Regional Hospital, the facility has been designed to improve the quality of life for patients while upskilling practitioners to better care for and treat Territorians.

Builder: Scope Building NT
Tel: 1300 672 673
Email: info@scopent.com.au
Website: scopent.com.au

Architect: DKJ projects.architecture
Tel: 08 8981 9177
Website: dkj.net.au

Fabricator: AllGlass & Aluminium
Tel: 08 8947 7158
Website: www.allglassnt.com

Port Macquarie Indoor Stadium Uses Natural Ventilation

Port Macquarie Indoor Stadium Uses Natural Ventilation

Port Macquarie Indoor Stadium
Uses Natural Ventilation

PORT MACQUARIE, NEW SOUTH WALES, AUSTRALIA

The newly expanded Port Macquarie Sports Stadium was designed by Facility Design Group Architects and was officially opened in February 2017. The $7million dollar project includes new timber floor courts, multi-purpose rooms, café, new change room amenities and a carpark.

Breezway Louvre Windows around pool deck
Living space of Bundaroo house
Multiple bays of breezway louvres connecting old and new
Street view of Bundaroo house

Constructed by commercial builders, Ware Building, the stadium accommodates both indoor sports and community events as well as attracting other local, state and national events.

The modern stadium was designed to increase the capacity and capabilities of the existing structure (originally built in 1982), now incorporating state-of-the-art facilities for participants and spectators to enjoy.

Breezway Louvre Windows throughout the structure enhance the energy efficiency of the building by allowing the flow of natural ventilation to keep occupants comfortable while watching or playing activities inside the venue. The louvres are also situated in the administration areas of the building and feature security bars to protect the venue from intruders after hours.

As a result, this extensive project has delivered a world-class regional facility that displays commitment to active and healthy lifestyles for the whole community to enjoy.

For more information please visit the Port Macquarie Indoor Stadium website www.portstadium.com.au

Architect: Facility Design Group Architects
Phone: 02 4446 0777
Website: www.fdg.com.au

Builder: Ware Building
Phone: 02 6654 8171
Website: www.warebuilding.com/

Community Centre & Library, Innovative Site using Powerlouvres

Community Centre & Library, Innovative Site using Powerlouvres

Community Centre & Library, Innovative Site using Powerlouvres

Carnes Hill, New South Wales, Australia

The newly developed $30 million Carnes Hill Recreation and Community Precinct has been designed to bring a new level of high-quality facilities to the rapidly growing community. Council expects this state-of-the-art infrastructure will further enhance Liverpool’s status as the capital of the Great South West.

The new precinct, designed on a 70,000m2 site, delivers a new library, multi-purpose recreation and community centre, café and outdoor spaces that will cater for all ages and accessibility needs.

Located on the corner of Kurrajong and Cowpasture Roads in Hoxton Park, the community centre and library were designed by dwp|suters in collaboration with Brewster Hjorth Architects and built by Kane Constructions.

The community centre will cater for functions and events for more than 200 people, with five function rooms and meeting spaces configured in different ways depending on the function or need.

Breezway Powerlouvres with the Stronghold System have been specified into the library and community centre to help bring natural light, air and a sense of space into the facilities.

The Powerlouvre Windows are integrated into a Building Management System to open and close in accordance with the weather conditions to create a comfortable environment throughout the day for visitors. The use of the Stronghold System will ensure increased strength and safety to the entire window area. Further to this, security bars have been installed on the Altair Louvres to deter intruders from entering the building after hours.

With the population of Carnes Hill expected to grow to around 100,000, this much-needed social, cultural and recreational facility will create a community hub where residents can gather to live, learn and play for years to come.

This project won the 2017 Master Builders Association of New South Wales Excellence in Construction of Public Buildings $20M – $35M

Architect –
dwp|suters + brewster hjorth architects
Suite 2, 19 Harris Street, Prymont NSW 2009
02 8569 5000
s.pearse@dwpsuters.com
www.dwpsuters.com

Adorn Lighthouse, Louvres Improve Ventilation

Adorn Lighthouse, Louvres Improve Ventilation

Adorn Lighthouse, Louvres Improve Ventilation

Undan Island, Malaysia

Undan Island is one of the few islands near Malacca, apart from Pulau Besar. Located 15 miles off the coast of Malacca, the island was established by the British in 1880 as a guide for ships.

The lighthouse in Undan Island is still operational and a new second tower has been added to assist in shipping communications.

Breezway Altair Louvre Windows are now being used at the lighthouse to improve ventilation and harmonise with the environment on the island.

Aluminium blades in Timber finish have been used to block out the sun and preserve privacy when required.

Architect: Jabatan Kerja Raya (JKR)
Ibu Pejabat JKR, Jalan Sultan Salahuddin
50582 Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur
P: +(603) 2610 8888
F: +(603) 2610 8888
E: komunikasi@jkr.gov.my
W: www.jkr.gov.my

Cairns Foreshore, Heritage Commercial Redevelopment

Cairns Foreshore, Heritage Commercial Redevelopment

Cairns Foreshore, Commercial Redevelopment

Cairns, Queensland, Australia

This project consisted of the renovation to more than a kilometre of waterfront property which had been under-utilised for years. CA Architects worked with the heritage listed existing building, structurally reinforcing it on the outside to retain the quality of the interior, re-using the poor quality timber as landscape furniture and artwork, and creating new spaces externally to transform a parade into a place to linger and enjoy the framed views.

The existing fig tree was transformed into a playground, and the “follies” in this project work in a similar way to the proposed conservatory, providing some shelter, but most importantly focussing the space and providing opportunities for artwork, landscaping and natural features to be displayed and enjoyed.

High level Altair Louvre Windows by Breezway were incorporated into the design to allow hot rising air to escape and be replaced with cooling breezes without the need for air conditioning.

As the leading architect on this project, Gisela Jung of CA Architects worked closely with other consultants to provide a redevelopment that implements and combines suitable development solutions on a social, cultural, economic and environmental level. This redevelopment project received the Australian Institute of Architects’ Eddie Oribin Award for “Building of the Year” in the 2013 Far North Queensland Regional Architecture Awards, and the Don Roderick “Award for Heritage” in the 2013 Queensland State Architecture Awards – clear recognition of its contribution to Cairns and its history.

Project date – August 2014

The Cairns Foreshore Development received the Australian Institute of Architects’ Eddie Oribin Award for Building of the Year in the 2013 Far North Queensland Regional Architecture Awards, and the Don Roderick Award for Heritage in the 2013 Queensland State Architecture Awards – clear recognition of its contribution to Cairns and its history.

Architect – Gisela Jung
CA Architects
+61 7 4031 6367
www.caarchitects.com.au