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Size & Scope: $4.5m for a 1500 m2 gymnasium complex
This is an inner city site bounded by a railway track and an arterial road, plus there’s an 11 metre cliff between the main school and the site. These challenges both constrain and define the design. What is essentially an open-ended vault, with a curved roof, accommodates club standard basketball, volleyball and badminton courts with associated facilities and two classrooms.
Concrete side walls are supported by pre-cast buttresses at suitable intervals while steel portal frames ensure overall strength and integrity and support large decorative concrete building panels. The curved roof is supported by trusses that span between the walls and the two storey amenities and teaching facility consists of block work walls and suspended concrete floors.
The resultant building is a great example of our design capability, in concrete and steel, and is both functional and an aesthetic addition to a busy challenging cityscape.