Faith Lutheran College Sports Centre, Plainland, QLD
The 700 students at this growing Queensland college can now meet as one, thanks to the completion of a new multi-purpose sports and meeting facility.
A much-needed multi-purpose sports and meeting facility has been completed for this college in the rural community of Plainlands in Queensland’s southeast. With 700 students, the Faith Lutheran College had outgrown its existing gathering spaces, making the new sporting facility a useful addition which can also accommodate the entire school for graduation and presentation ceremonies.
Known as the Faith Sports Centre, the facility will be used for physical education classes as well as dance. Theatre and meetings. The development comprises a north and south wing, each with flexible internal spaces, and connected with a covered outdoor space. Adjacent rooms include fitness and weights training, classroom environments and a feature rock climbing wall. It is expected the multi-purpose facility will also be made available for use by the larger Lockyer Valley community.
To promote passive cooling and encourage natural ventilation, Alspec window and door framing products were adopted, including strategically positioned Breezeway Louvre Galleries and View-Max Commercial Sliding Windows. Both window products integrate seamlessly with the McArthur Evo 101.6 and 150mm Centre Pocket Framing System which was adopted for the building’s fixed framing needs. The centre pocket framing provides a secure and energy efficient fixed framing solution well-suited to the sports centre environment.
A range of door styles were selected dependent upon their location and intended use, including durable ProGlide High Performance Sliding Doors, Swan 45mm commercial doors (in both hinged and sliding configurations) and Hawkesbury Top Hung Sliding Doors. While all three products are robust with proven durability, the top hung doors were chosen for certain situations as they can more easily span larger openings and allow for a seamless transition at ground level with their wheelchair-compliant sill.
Project Name: Faith Lutheran College – Faith Sports Centre
Project Address: 5 Faith Avenue, Plainland, QLD 4341
Architect: Fulton Trotter Architects
Builder: Bedford Built Pty Ltd
Fabricator: Plumb Glazing
Applied Finish: Clear anodised and black anodised
Alspec Products Used:
ProGlide® High Performance Sliding Door
McArthur Evo 101.6mm Centre Pocket Framing
McArthur Evo 150mm Centre Pocket Framing
Swan Evo™ 45mm Commercial Shopfront Door
Hawkesbury® Top Hung Commercial Sliding Door
View-Max® Commercial Sliding Window
Air-Flo® Louvre Framing