The project provides 23,000m2 of high quality teaching space along with a degree of vocational accommodation, all across one seven-storey block.
The vision for the building was to provide high quality, flexible teaching space and therefore a building design was developed using heavy weight mass construction to provide an energy efficient, environmentally responsible solution.
Full mechanical displacement ventilation has been provided due to the inner city location giving rise to air quality issues. Openable windows have been provided to elevations that are not subject to the risk of poor air quality, thus providing a mechanism for additional ‘purge’ ventilation to assist with any heat build-up.
Our approach reduced the need for wall mounted radiators which complimented the building philosophy of open plan design.