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Award of Excellence LSAA 2018 Design Awards - Glazing and Facades (Cat 5, 5627)

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.

A video may be seen at the following link  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7GVLIjeb_8Q

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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. 

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

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