Jabiru Community College - Stage 1 Warehouse Conversion
Detailed Design, Contract documentation and Construction Administration Services for the warehouse conversion in collaboration with the consultant team.
The main technical challenges were to upgrade the external building envelope of the existing steel structure and metal cladding to achieve required standards of:
acoustic attenutation from adjacent rail noise; and
Whilst creating learning environments within the 2400sqm warehouse.
The Design Approach
Interventions to the external facades limited to improve daylighting, views and acoustic attenutation.
The warehouse served as a State Government Furniture Storage Facility and as such had a central drivethrough for large delivery vehicles, flanked by mezzanine floors. This provided the inspiration to convert the drivethrough into a central social space and activity area flanked by administration to the South and learning spaces to the North. With a finer grain of spatial programming serviced by a cruciform of circulation.
Value management during the integrated design process.
Artworks strategy including community engagement in collaboration with JCC’s Artist in Residence.
The Results An Artworks strategy was prepared by PlaceSense, including community engagement in collaboration with JCC’s Artist in Residence. This afforded greater design detail and cost to be allocated to various architectural elements identified as artwork opportunities. For example, the internal pedestrian bridge and lift shaft as a connecting symbol and bridge towards better futures for students.