Located in the South West of Sydney, Bardia Public School was identified as the solution to accommodate the rapidly growing population of Edmondson Park. The new SINSW facility is a Core 35 Primary School, catering to 1000 K2-K6 students. The school is made up of 44 home bases, including 4 special education units, communal hall, community learning centre, synthetic sports pitch, and external play and learning areas.
Celebrated architects Tanner Kibble Denton teamed up with the specialist educational consultants at New Learning Environments to create flexible learning environments that would allow for a wide range of teaching and learning modalities. The essence of the design encourages open learning through innovative educational spaces. Another unique aspect of the project is the opportunity to create a community focal point. While the new central courtyard acts as a heart to the school, key facilities such as the hall, learning centre and sports pitch are located to encourage community engagement out of school hours.
The design brief for Bardia Public School included a requirement for ventilation using louvre windows, but also to address safety and security concerns. The unique approach to encourage community engagement outside of school hours required a louvre window with prime safety and security features. Safetyline Jalousie louvres offer impenetrable security with impact testing up to 550kg. With a top pivotal blade, the robust aluminium louvre bearers are built into the frame – even if the glass is broken the system remains secure. Safetyline Jalousie’s superior security system also means that the louvres can be left open safely 24 hours a day.
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