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Investigator College’s new Senior School in Victor Harbor

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One of the very first projects to feature BlueScope’s new COLORBOND® steel Matt for wall cladding and roofing, Investigator College’s new Senior School in Victor Harbor makes an elegantly soft architectural statement in the small coastal town, with its understated form and robust materiality.
SA
Project  |  Education
Stockland Hervey Bay

Study Predicts Cool Roof Energy Savings Underestimated

To explore just how much the inclusion of micro-climate effects in energy modelling can impact predicted cool roof energy savings, BlueScope and Stockland initiated a modelling study to account for above roof micro heating using a Stockland shopping centre's 15,000 square-metre roof as a reference case.
QLD
Project  |  Retail
The COLORBOND® Metallic steel colour Aries® – a rich, deep red with a touch of theatrical brilliance – plays a starring role in Newman College's Marist Auditorium.

COLORBOND® Metallic steel plays starring role

The COLORBOND® Metallic steel colour Aries® - a rich, deep red with a touch of theatrical brilliance- plays a starring role in this new performing arts venue.
WA
Project  |  Education
BlueScope COLORBOND® steel has played a prominent role as cladding for Kirwan State High School’s new building, which provides a new visual identity and strong street presence for the school.

Queensland school goes from old to bold

BlueScope's new COLORBOND® Metallic steel has played a pivotal role as cladding for a new triple-storey school building that makes a grand statement amongst predominantly older single-storey classrooms.
QLD
Project  |  Education
Athletic, taut and defined by an origami-inspired roof, Margaret Court Arena provides stellar helicopter views and sublime interiors

Margaret Court Arena

A high-speed 'sun-roof' swathed in COLORBOND® steel in the luxurious custom colour Copper Penny™ is a textbook example of how to become a sports facilities world-beater
VIC
Project  |  Community Buildings
A purposefully fragmented steel shell is the hallmark of an idiosyncratic house in the heart of Melbourne's western suburbs.

Cut Paw-Paw House

A series of varyingly clad exposed steel portal frames by Andrew Maynard Architects create a quirky ‘inside-out’ addition to an original timber cottage.
VIC
Project  |  Housing
The new AGL Lakeside Pavilion at Mount Annan shares more than a passing similarity with great English garden follies

AGL Lakeside Pavilion

Made famous by 18th century English landscape designer Lancelot ‘Capability’ Brown, follies enhance one’s enjoyment of the garden by improving vistas thanks to their careful placement among sculpted rolling hills and serpentine lakes.

NSW
Project  |  Community Buildings
The playful elongated-harlequin patterns of this new performing arts venue create a lively geometric camouflage effect and allude to the theatrics of its interior.

St Peters Lutheran College Performing Arts Centre

While the patterning of the decorative façade has no pragmatic role, it adds interest and a unique identity
QLD
Project  |  Education
The design of the completed building barely deviated from Heath’s original concept.

Outpost 7427139

The big cantilevers of the deck and the roof give the building a sense of aggression, but the spans and the overhangs are lightweight. The structure is simple and there is a sense of elegance in its simplicity.
Completed January 2014, NSW
Project  |  Housing
Bedroom and bathroom pods are constructed with fibrous cement sheeting, and connected by a timber bridge hovering above the ground.

Drew's House at Sunrise

Drawing on artist Marian Drew’s childhood memories of steel sugar mills, this house designed by Simon Laws sports an extruded cylindrical living space and gently twisting, curved roofs.
QLD
Project  |  Housing
Broadcasting studios have a prime view of South Bank Parklands from the cantilevered glass boxes

ABC Brisbane Accommodation Project

With distinctive steel cladding that dances its way along the building’s northern and western facades, it appears that ‘Aunty’ is young once again. 
QLD
Project  |  Commercial Office
A series of slender, tree-like concrete columns rise from the station’s southern end at platform level to support the upper-level concourse, risers and canopies. This feathering of form and structure is critical to the achievement of design and operational clarity.

North Melbourne Station

Cox Architects’ Melbourne Railway Station – an embodiment of transportation modernity – revealing a lucid interplay of forms to create a memorable new face for Victorian public transport.
VIC
Project  |  Transportables
The Hangar at Cessnock Airport

The Hangar - Cessnock

This uniquely curvaceous building looks immensely at home in its airport setting, because its form is entirely derived from its function.
NSW
Project  |  Sheds
Apart from the remarkable facade, what gives the building character is the surging, undulating roofscape of split, curved roofs in three colours.

Trades North - WA

Trades North in Western Australia is a building that explores the potential of the steel to build character and express purpose.
WA
Project  |  Community Buildings
“Steel allowed us to achieve the cantilevered roof, which appears disconnected from the facilities below, as well as the random scatter of columns,” Kosloff says. “There is a dexterity of material and its ability to defy gravity.”

Calder Woodburn Rest Area

BKK Architects has paid joyous homage to the great Australian corrugated dunny with this transformation of a drab, roadside amenities block.
VIC
Project  |  Community Buildings
Overarching the entire project are huge spans of LYSAGHT SPANDEK HI-TEN® profile roofing made from ZINCALUME® steel and COLORBOND® steel, in the colour Shale Grey™.

Dalyellup College

Wound around existing trees and sporting an overarching steel roof befitting of its semi-rural location, Dalyellup College reflects the essence of its environment. It’s an achievement of which David Gulland, principal of Hassell, is most proud.
WA
Project  |  Education
Penleigh and Essendon Grammar School (PEGS), western façade conjures up multiple references: the students have nicknamed it ‘Starship Enterprise’ because of the sci-fi appearance of the striped steel roof, which diagonally slices the extruded form.

Penleigh and Essendon Junior Boys School

The PEGS Junior building offers a whimsical take on a federation house, among other inspiring ideas.
Completed January 2011, VIC
Project  |  Education
The new Queanbeyan Government Service Centre cladding is made from BlueScope XLERPLATE LITE™ HW350 steel, custom folded using the sheet dimensions.

NSW Government Service Centre

The strikingly contemporary Government Service Centre in Queanbeyan celebrates the past while looking boldly towards the future.
NSW
Project  |  Commercial Office
The roof made from COLORBOND® steel is suspended below the curving roof trusses, which reduced the external wall area by about 900m2 to achieve significant cost savings.

Transend Primary Store

Heffernan Button Voss Architects’ brief was driven by functional requirements but the Transend Primary Store at Bridgewater near Hobart, is anything but mundane.
TAS
Project  |  Factories Warehouses
Steel plays a starring role at the entry to each SWIS, were a two-storey-high inverted L-shaped canopy is clad in Stramit Longspan® made from COLORBOND® steel that touches the ground

Dandenong High School

Victoria’s largest secondary school campus may look simple at first glance, but highly considered and tested theories of education and learning are embedded within these striking steel buildings.
Completed April 2008, VIC
Project  |  Education
HASSELL MacKillop Catholic College

MacKillop Catholic College

With large, cantilevered roofs sitting lantern-like atop the weightiness of a concrete block work-base, HASSELL has made a new Northern Territory school a beacon in the landscape that offers as warm welcome to its community.
Completed July 2012, NT
Project  |  Education
External walls are clad with dynamic sporting stripes, which were deliberately chosen to arouse the powerful emotions that an athlete draws upon while competing

Maribyrnong College Sports Academy

Inspired by sports science, dwp|suters has designed an academy that embodies the essence of sporting prowess.
VIC
Project  |  Education
When Max Pritchard's clients approached him to design a small house overlooking a picturesque creek on their farm, they never imagined that he would perch them above the waterway,but they've come to love his lofty solution.

The Bridge House

The owners of this small house never imagined being suspended over the creek on their hobby farm, but they’ve come to love Max Pritchard’s lofty idea of placing their home on a bridge.
SA
Project  |  Housing
Far more than an esoteric gesture, the wide bladed roof performs as a broad-rimmed Akubra sheltering occupants from sun and storm.

The GAP Residence

Architect Ralph Bailey’s design for his own residence ripples with ideas absorbed from its rainforest surrounds, the traditional corrugated steel Queenslander and ancient thermal chimneys.
QLD
Project  |  Housing