Kurrajong Centre for Senior Learning, Springfield Anglican College, QLD
This new educational facility is a light and welcoming learning environment for senior students at this Queensland college.
Open, full of light and with incredible amenity: that’s how the new Kurrajong Centre for Senior Learning at The Springfield Anglican College has been described.
The remarks were made by local State Member, Charis Mullen, who attended the building’s official opening ceremony, along with students, teachers, parents and friends of the college. With a variety of learning and meeting spaces, the new addition to the Springfield campus has made a welcoming environment for college’s senior students.
Designed by Fulton Trotter Architects and constructed by Queensland firm Condev, the facility features purposefully well-shaded tall glazed facades, comprised of Alspec aluminium window and door framing solutions.
For fixed window framing locations, the McArthur Evo Centre Pocket Framing System was selected. With its secure and visually appealing finish, the McArthur Evo framing utilises centre pocket construction, where the panes of glass are slid into a 3-sided “pocket” frame. Available in frame depths of 101.6 or 150mm x 44.4mm, this style of framing is favoured by architects for its attractive appearance and by builders for its ease of installation.
To provide access to the facility and the range of learning and meeting spaces, ProGlide High Performance Sliding Doors and Swan Evo 45mm Commercial Doors were the Alspec products of choice. ProGlide doors are well known for their robust construction and dependable performance in high use environments while the Swan Evo doors can be adapted to a multitude of situations in hinged, pivoted or sliding configurations as required.
To promote natural ventilation, bays of Breezway Louvre Windows were added to the learning spaces. These secure, easy to operate louvre windows are a great way to reduce mechanical cooling costs, and encourage fresh air into the learning environment. When closed, the louvres form a weathertight seal against wind and rain.
Project Name: Kurrajong Centre for Senior Learning, Springfield Anglican College
Project Address: 2 Steve Croft Circuit, Springfield QLD 4300
Architect: Fulton Trotter Architects
Fabricator: CKA Windows
Photography: Troy Sanders