Award of Excellence LSAA 2018 Design Awards - Glazing and Facades

APPLICATION OF PROJECT:

Shade Facade

PROJECT DESCRIPTION:

A brutalist brick and concrete library is transformed with many careful interventions into a light filled, open structure at the heart of its university campus setting.

New openings on all sides of the building are designed specifically to respond to the immediate surrounding street, bridge and courtyard spaces. Internally a new full height atrium is cut through existing 19 metre span, post tensioned, concrete T beams. Natural light is drawn into the deep floor plates and acts as a navigating device.

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7GVLIjeb_8Q

DESIGN / FABRICATION / INSTALLATION BRIEF

The façade consists of a stainless steel mesh system – normally used in conveyor belt industries (finding a new application as a fire resistant, strong and durable façade sun shade cladding system)
STRUCTURAL SYSTEMS (if entering as the Designer / Engineer / Architect)

The structural system consists of exposed structural steelwork supporting a tensile stainless steel cladding mesh over the extend of the library.

MATERIALS

Steel and stainless steel

FABRICATION, CONSTRUCTION AND MAINTENANCE

Low maintenance – stainless steel

COLLABORATION

Collaboration with consultants and clients in the innovative use of the tensile cladding

COSTS

$900,000

OTHER INFORMATION

Please refer to images on  https://www.johnwardlearchitects.com/projects/caulfield-library/

Credits:

Entrant:  Tensys Engineers
Role played by Entrant:  Engineer

Location:  Monash University, Caulfield Campus 
Completed:   February 2017

Client:  Monash University

Architect:  John Wardle Architecture
Engineer:  Irwin Consulting
Specialists:  Tensys (Façade)
Builder:  Hansen Yuncken
Fabricator:  Locker Group