Client: Orange Christian School Timeframe: 2013-2014 Value: >$950,000 Services: Pre-funding Conceptual Design, Post-funding Construction Certificate, Tender Documentation Lead Manager:
Innovative School Design
Christian School Library Learning Centre
The recently completed Library Learning Centre (LLC) for the Orange Christian School has provided the site with an iconic building. The building encompasses general library space as the major component with distance learning cubicles and lecture rooms, together with ancillary staff resource areas, office, amenities and storage areas. The LLC provides the School with a modern library facility, but more importantly the LLC provides a comfortable learning environment for all students.
As part of the Schools’ commitment to Environmentally Sustainable Design (ESD), the LLC incorporates several ESD principles. Solar passive heating is achieved by the central full height glazing section, together with appropriate floor finishes to absorb the solar radiation. Shading devices control the ingress of solar radiation during the warmer months. Minimal glazing has been included on the Eastern and Western facades, along with small aperture glazing to the Southern elevation, allowing for a more controlled median temperature within the LLC. The structure of the building is quite simple, comprising of steel framed blade walls with roofing members spanning between. This allows for quick construction and de-construction, enhancing the ESD principle. Materials and their installation were carefully selected to minimise embodied energy and waste.
Orange Christian School Pre Fabricated Classrooms
Geolyse was engaged to complete the DA and CC submission for the provision and erection of a prefabricated classroom block at the Orange Christian School.
Geolyse Planners and Architects have provided all documentation required and the submission is currently being processed thru Orange City Council. Geolyse Architects were also tasked with the procurement of the building contract and have managed the tender process through to confirmation of a successful supplier.
Geolyse surveyors were also engaged to provide contour studies and the classroom setout. To date the DA has been approved and Geolyse worked through the conditions of the DA to complete the Construction Certificate requirements. It is expected that all issues will be attended to and that CC will be made available in the next few weeks.