Northside Christian College freshly ventilated with Breezway Louvre Windows

Northside Christian College freshly ventilated with Breezway Louvre Windows

Northside Christian College freshly ventilated with Breezway Louvre Windows

EVERTON PARK, QUEENSLAND, AUSTRALIA

Northside Christian College is recognised as a leader in Education Innovation*. The Centre for Innovation and Creativity (CInC) caters for their award-winning Challenge Based learning program and houses individualised learning within an innovative interdisciplinary framework.

Like the pedagogy it houses, the building has evolved from a collaborative process with staff, and observations of student’s existing learning practices. The result are spaces which encourages community gatherings, informal and formal learning, honouring and displaying the student’s talents, and nurtures small to large group or individualised learning. The unique physical and pedagogical environment enables students to move throughout the three-storey building tailoring personalised interdisciplinary experiences in art, design, film, drama, dance and music. Breezway Louvre Windows have been incorporated into these spaces to help naturally ventilate the areas and stimulate learning.

The CInC prepares students with a tertiary-inspired state of the art facility, enabling personalised interdisciplinary experiences to ready students for the next phase of their lives and their roles as valuable members of the local and global community.

*https://www.theeducatoronline.com/au/rankings/innovative-schools-2017

Architect: McLellan Bush
Website: www.mclellanbush.com.au
Instagram: @mclellanbush

Client: Northside Christian College
Website: www.northside.qld.edu.au
Instagram: @northsidechristiancollege
Facebook: www.facebook.com/northsidechristiancollegebrisbane

Photographer: Angus Martin
Tel: 0400 751 980
Email: angus@angusmartinphotography.com
Website: angusmartinphotography.com
Instagram: @angusmartinphotog

EZONE Student Hub, Crawley Campus, UWA

EZONE Student Hub, Crawley Campus, UWA

EZONE Student Hub, Crawley Campus, UWA

WESTERN AUSTRALIA, AUSTRALIA

The EZONE Student Hub of The University of Western Australia is considered a world-class learning space for engineering and mathematical science students. The building was designed by Hassell with assistance from engineering students and utilises the Breezway Altair® Powerlouvre™ System up high, in out-of-reach locations, to automatically open and close in conjunction with a Building Management System when conditions permit.

This new innovative and collaborative space is designed to transform the way students are educated, undertake research and engage with the community.

The project connects new and repurposed buildings, making a new Western Gateway into the heart of the Crawley campus. The high Gateway roof defines a shared pedestrian zone flanked by café and informal learning steps; a social heart for both the engineering and community.

Beautiful UWA planting runs into and up the building, blurring the traditional boundaries between inside and outside. A golden ‘veil’ envelops the building, excluding glare and heat with a unique design. The veil brings dappled light into the building and public spaces.

Adaptable, bright education spaces are designed for collaboration and interaction with students. The flexible workspaces can be changed to suit the purpose and conversation throughout the day. With the incorporation of Breezway Altair Louvre Windows, beautiful outdoor views can be enjoyed from the inside, whilst fresh cooling breezes can flow in from louvres when open to keep students comfortable in their learning environment. This helps enhance the student experience.

This engaging environment is a place for students and the industry to work together to shape global economies of the future.

Architect: Hassell
Tel: 08 6477 6000
Email: perth@​hassellstudio.​com
Website: www.hassellstudio.com

Client: The University of Western Australia
Website: www.uwa.edu.au/facilities/ezone

Maronite College of Holy Family using Breezway Louvre Windows

Maronite College of Holy Family using Breezway Louvre Windows

Maronite College of the Holy Family using Breezway Louvre Windows

HARRIS PARK, NEW SOUTH WALES, AUSTRALIA

This project’s design concept was completed by Leaf Architecture, with the view to enclose the school balconies and give the school the ability to have full use of the walkways between the classrooms. The team at Leaf Architecture also delivered the interior design and furniture selection services, while the final architectural design had collaborative efforts by CVD Commercial Glass and Aluminium Windows Pty Ltd and Meridian Construction Services.

Set to be manufactured and installed over the school holidays to have minimal impact on teachers and students, CVD Commercial Glass and Aluminium Windows was required to procure all materials prior to the end of year to ensure the deadline was met.

The curtain wall was manufactured by Capral Aluminium with Breezway Altair Louvre Windows installed using the Stronghold System with bright coloured backed glass and clear laminated viewing panels. By incorporating the Breezway Stronghold System into the design, this provided additional strength and safety where the louvre blades are mechanically held in place and retained using a pin system. This complies with Fall Prevention Standards. Blades can be opened to allow abundant fresh air into the building to naturally ventilate education spaces and keep children and teachers mentally stimulated.

The laminated glass installed was 10.38 clear laminated to meet Australian Standards and all colour backed glass was heat strengthened to ensure there was no potential for spontaneous combustion of toughened panels in the future.

CVD Commercial Glass and Aluminium Windows Pty Ltd has the ability to turn over large scale projects in the shortest periods of time due to their committed tradesmen and with the assistance of all suppliers.

This project was executed perfectly by Meridian Construction Services and CVD Commercial Glass and Aluminium completing the project on time for the restart of the school year.

Client – Howayek Providence Limited Trading as Maronite College of the Holy Family – Parramatta
Project Management – Impact Group
Fabricator – CVD Commercial Glass and Aluminium Windows
Builder – Meridian Construction Services
Architect – Leaf Architecture
Glass – Watson Glass
Powder coat – Dulux and AAF
Photography – West End Media

Casino Christian School, New Science Classrooms & Laboratory with Breezway Louvres

Casino Christian School, New Science Classrooms & Laboratory with Breezway Louvres

Casino Christian School, New Science Classrooms & Laboratory with Breezway Louvres

CASINO, NEW SOUTH WALES, AUSTRALIA

Casino Christian School is a non-Government Christian school located in North Casino, New South Wales, providing education to boys and girls from Kindergarten to Year 12. As a rural school with an evolving new look, this contemporary design by Richard Lutze and Associates captures the imagination and creates an uplifting learning environment for students and teachers.

The emerging design signals a change from the laid-back feel of this school, to a new dynamic, a creative and prosperous school ready and willing to embrace the science and technological revolution in the school system. A new Science building with classrooms and a laboratory manages to sit comfortably in this open rural environment, while also projecting a sense of dynamic learning into the school community.

The building has been designed with modern conveniences while also ensuring a sustainable passive layout, with large openable areas facing north overlooking rural vistas, providing good natural light and ventilation to the classrooms and laboratory through the use of Breezway Louvre Windows.

Internally, the design layout and design techniques, along with the latest state-of-art fixtures, fittings and finishes have been used to create a user-friendly science building to help excel the learning and teaching for those who occupy it. The result is a credit to the Casino Christian School’s Science Faculty who were involved in the design and consultation of the building with Richard Lutze and Associates.

This project won the 2017 Building Designers Association of Australia Design Award for Public Buildings/Structures.

Building Designer: Richard Lutze
RLA Building Design
Tel: 02 6628 5048
Email: richardlutze@rlabuildingdesign.com.au
Website: www.rlabuildingdesign.com.au

North Kellyville Public Primary School

North Kellyville Public Primary School

North Kellyville Public Primary School

KELLYVILLE, NEW SOUTH WALES, AUSTRALIA

A new public school has been completed in Kellyville that has:

  • 40 new learning spaces, including three special education learning units, and core facilities to accommodate 1,000 students
  • 3 special programs rooms
  • a hall
  • a library
  • a canteen
  • covered outdoor learning areas (COLA)
  • semi-enclosed courtyards
  • external play, games and sporting facilities.
New North Kellyville Public School - image supplied by School Infrastructure NSW
New classroom in North Kellyville Public School - image supplied by School Infrastructure NSW
Classroom uses Breezway Louvres for ventilation - image supplied by School Infrastructure NSW
Classroom interior with Breezway Louvres - image supplied by School Infrastructure NSW

This project incorporates Breezway Altair Louvre Windows with the Stronghold System into the design for natural light and ventilation, reducing the need for air conditioning.

Completion of all works, with external landscaping works for the new sports field will be completed mid-2020. The school is part of the NSW Government’s $6 billion investment over the four years to deliver more than 170 new and upgraded schools to support communities across New South Wales.

For detailed information about the enrolment process, please visit the North Kellyville Public School website or contact northkellyvillepublicschool@det.nsw.edu.au