Sydney-based architectural firm Tanner Kibble Denton Architects (TKD Architects) specified Safetyline Jalousie louvre windows for the contemporary classroom design and play spaces at the new Bella Vista Public School.
Bella Vista Public School is part of the NSW Government’s investment in public education infrastructure through the School Infrastructure NSW program. The creative team at TKD Architects worked with builders at Lipman Pty Ltd on the unique primary school project which features flexible learning spaces, a new hall, a library, a canteen and covered outdoor learning spaces.
This ambitious project aimed to provide 40 state-of-the-art classrooms for 1000 children. The heart of the school is a covered outdoor learning area for the local community, which is enclosed by multipurpose buildings forming a wing shape around the space. This created a collaborative environment that encourages learning indoors and outdoors – an important prerequisite to adopt NSW Government’s innovative educational concept of “Future Focused Learning” .
After thorough consultations with TKD architects and educational specialists, Safetyline Jalousie presented as an ideal solution for the classrooms and the multipurpose hall, with high level louvre windows creating ventilation while still allowing in natural light.
Safetyline Jalousie louvres were particularly chosen for their efficiency as they seal 6 times better than glass on glass louvres. This ensures the louvres (when closed) don’t leak air, but instead maximise the effectiveness of air conditioning by providing a sealed barrier from the outdoor elements. When open, the louvres increase cross ventilation and reduce reliance on air conditioning and heating.
Aesthetically, Safetyline Jalousie louvres were an ideal choice with side by side larger banks of louvres complementing the overall design of the spaces without sacrificing functionality.
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