Award of Excellence LSAA 2018 Design Awards - Glazing and Facades
APPLICATION OF PROJECT:
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.
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.
Steel and stainless steel
FABRICATION, CONSTRUCTION AND MAINTENANCE
Low maintenance – stainless steel
Collaboration with consultants and clients in the innovative use of the tensile cladding
Please refer to images on https://www.johnwardlearchitects.com/projects/caulfield-library/
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