The Australian Catholic University

While denoting an environment of research, study and the Catholic identity, the 4,000m2 space is “welcoming, inclusive and invites people to stay,” says Jeroen Hagendoorn, HASSELL’s Lead Architect on the project.

It’s a ‘sticky campus’.  

Taking its distinct design cue from the structure of the former 1920’s bank note facility, Schiavello completed the industrial-natured refurbishment in four stages. This included the lower ground, ground floor and addition of a six-storey external staircase enclosed in a glazed facade. Making the first impression from the exterior, Glassworks supplied their pioneering LoE-366® low-emissivity glass in 6mm – becoming more and more recognised for it’s solar control and high visibilty.

Making up such a significant portion of the exterior, LoE-366 really was a wise choice as it means occupants can enjoy a more naturally temperature controlled building, less glare and full view from the inside out – all conducive to studying and concentration. The client can also ultimately enjoy reduced electricity costs and less cleaning thanks to the added Neat® easy-clean coating.

Featuring open batten ceilings to reveal exposed structural and services elements, a new reception, security office, bookstore, cafeteria and lounge areas – all newly constructed for the open space. The lower ground also incorporates a new state-of-the-art radio room, Student Council Office, Facilities Department amenities and mail room. Utilising a neutral palette of stone and timber, the highly durable materials were chosen to weather high traffic use. Glassworks were pleased to be engaged for works on the external staircase which additionally embraces the building’s original window fenestration.

The new ground floor also maintains the building’s heritage integrity by replacing existing aluminium framed windows with steel frames created by Schiavello subsidiary, Metcon.

Glass | LoE-366

Builder | Schiavello

Architect | HASSEL

600450 The Australian Catholic University glassonweb.com

Others also read

SentryGlas® delivers clarity, strength and safety at Shum Yip Upperhills
Laminated glass using SentryGlas® was chosen for safety and insulating glass was specified to improve thermal performance.
ClearVue receives AS 2047 accreditation allowing for sale of its high-tech solar window in Australia
Smart building material company ClearVue Technologies Limited is pleased to announce it has now taken the next step on its commercialisation path, confirming certification of its solar window technology to Australian Standard AS 2047 (refer to ASX
Announcement of 4 June 2018).
Jumbo Glass: Bigger is Just the Beginning
Building design is constantly changing. Today, strict energy codes and ambitious designs are urging architects to evolve their designs, and manufacturers must provide solutions for these emerging challenges.
New: arcon decochrome oHT – chrome mirror with optional tempering
arcon decochrome oHT – mirror-like lustre in chrome.
IfG Glastechnik at glasstec 2018 Stand D21 Hall 15
IfG Glastechnik GmbH, designs and manufactures machinery to apply separating powder and ultrasonic wet spray glass coating systems to all types of sheet glass.
The Biophilic Benefits of NanaWall Opening Glass Walls
Biophilic design is based on the idea that humankind’s intrinsic connection to nature can be used to design spaces that support ideal functionality in humans.

From industry

Is Kuleleri, Kule: 2, Kat: 22, 4. Levent
34330 Levent-Istanbul/İstanbul
Turkey

Polígono Industrial El Bayo, parcela I, 19
24492 Cubillos del Sil León
Spain

Portuetxe bidea 18
20018 San Sebastián (Gipuzkoa) Guipúzcoa
Spain

40 Corniche El-Nil,
Al Sharafain Tower Maadi,
Cairo Governorate
11728
Egypt

NEWS RELATED PRODUCTS

Diamon-Fusion International, Inc.
Diamon-Fusion International, Inc.
Diamon-Fusion International, Inc.
Unelko Corporation
Trex Commercial Products

Add new comment