VicRoads, Sunshine VIC
The building’s striking appearance is enhanced by custom-coloured Alspec fixed louvres, ensuring optimum environmental performance.
Drivers will easily navigate their way to the new VicRoads customer service centre in the Melbourne suburb of Sunshine, thanks to the building’s striking appearance enhanced by custom-coloured Alspec fixed louvres. The new seven storey building, known as the “Hub@Sunshine”, has been purpose built to provide a digital service centre for customers and office space for the department’s engineers and planners.
While the building design was required to maximise land use, the challenge for architects was to create interest in an essentially cube-shaped façade. The selection of Alspec Solaire Fixed Louvres, finished in two distinctive shades of green, has enhanced the building’s visual appeal while also ensuring optimum environmental performance. Curved, horizontal and diagonal louvres have been placed at specific locations around building windows in correlation to expected sun exposure. They will make certain the interior is protected from direct summer sun, which will help to control internal temperatures and ultimately reduce the amount of artificial cooling required. Meanwhile, their positioning ensures they won’t compromise on light or views for those working inside.
The effervescent aluminium louvres were coated with Interpon’s Color Vitality Commercial Range which provides a provides colour, life and glamorous performance to the Solaire louvres. With Interpon’s D2015 powder, the Solaire blades are covered with Interpon’s 20 Year global warranty.
With the opening of the new facility, VicRoads customers can enjoy state of the art access to the department’s services, and staff can enjoy working in well-lit, comfortable office spaces in a building with superior environmental credentials.
Architect: Gray Puksand
Builder: ABD Group
Fabricator: Studd Corp
Alspec Products Used:
Solaire™ Fixed Louvre