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

Learning Areas that flow seamlessly between outside and inside

Learning Areas that flow seamlessly between outside and inside

Learning Areas that Flow Seamlessly Between Indoor and Outdoor Environments

ZUCCOLI, NORTHERN TERRITORY, AUSTRALIA

The Northern Territory’s Mother Teresa Catholic Primary School is part of a new educational precinct planned to accommodate a government and private school with shared central facilities. The precinct master plan provides an Early Learning Centre and Primary School for 450 students along with supporting community amenities.

Breezway Powerlouvre Windows up high allow hot air to be removed from the building
Children play in naturally lit classrooms with Breezway Louvre Windows
Breezway Louvres can let fresh air in while doors remain closed
Breezway Louvres bring natural light and fresh ventilation into classrooms to stimulate minds

A key principle of the design is that every learning area flows seamlessly to outside learning opportunities and internally to supporting breakout and common learning areas.

Providing children with skills and knowledge in a rapidly changing, interconnected world is a challenge. The Mother Teresa Catholic Primary School design has therefore focused on physical environment factors affecting learning outcomes including; Naturalness, Student Centered Learning and Student Engagement.

There is a Building Management System installed within the building to allow automated Breezway Altair Powerlouvre Windows to be opened to let natural light and fresh air in during favourable outdoor conditions. This reduces the need for air conditioning all year round. The use of Breezway Louvre Windows also relates to the emphasis for the school to have indoor-outdoor connections that encourage learning to occur.

This project has won the 2019 Australian Institute of Architecture Educational Architecture Award for the Northern Territory Chapter and the 2019 Building Designers Association of Australia National Design Excellence Award.

Architect: Rossi Kourounis
Rossi Architects, Bennett Design & Walter Brooke
Tel: 08 8947 1513
Email: rossi@rossiarchitects.com.au
Website: www.rossiarchitects.com.au

Photographer: NG Photographics
Tel: 0405 195 140
Email: info@ngphotographics.com
Website: www.ngphotographics.com

Learning From The Past, Looking To The Future

Learning From The Past, Looking To The Future

Learning From The Past, Looking To The Future

RIVERVIEW, NEW SOUTH WALES, AUSTRALIA

After embarking on a deep Masterplan study and review of teaching and learning practices together with College pastoral care ambitions, the first stage of the Saint Ignatius College campus development is the reinvention and expansion of the existing Therry Building.

Enjoy uninterrupted views to the outdoor environment from inside communal areas
Connect to the outdoor surroundings from inside classrooms
Breezway Powerlouvres up high can be automatically controlled through a BMS
Breezway louvres wide open allow for natural ventilation to flow into classrooms

New places and spaces have been developed to help establish the College’s future vision for teaching and learning. These spaces incorporate Breezway Louvre Windows into the design to allow students to connect with nature and for air to flow freely throughout classrooms and communal areas. By maximising natural light and fresh ventilation through Breezway Louvres wide open, young minds will be stimulated to help lead to improved performance and learning outcomes.

Architect: PMDL Architects
Phone: 02 8458 5500
Website: pmdl.com.au

GEMS International School is Changing Lives though Education

GEMS International School is Changing Lives though Education

GEMS International School is Changing Lives though Education

TROPICANA METROPARK, SUBANG JAYA, MALAYSIA

GEMS International School has been designed to give children the opportunity to embark on an enjoyable journey that will prepare them for a happy and productive life.

The school aims to develop key characteristics such as creativity, resilience and collaborative spirit. The education building is therefore a vibrant space for children who want to explore, grow and realise their potential.

Mutliple bays of breezway louvres can be seen all the way into the distance at gems
Looking up at Breezway Louvres in GEMS International School
Corner image of GEMS school with breezway louvres
Abundant breezway louvres will allow plenty of natural light and ventilation

The campus has first-class facilities including a full size artificial turf football field, sports hall, swimming pool, numerous specialist classrooms and labs, dance studio, black box theatre and various shared learning spaces.

Breezway Louvre Windows in an Easyscreen Window System can be seen integrated all throughout the building. Multiple bays with glass blades and standard handles allow plenty of natural light and ventilation to flood into each room to create a comfortable and pleasant teaching and learning environment.

Architect: SA Architect Sdn Bhd
Phone: 03-5650 5156
Email: saa@saa.com.my
Website: www.saagroup.com