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