Harristown is one of the largest public high schools in Toowoomba, just a 2-hour drive west of Brisbane, Queensland. The school is home to approximately 1,500 students and has recently been expanded for the 2020 school year. The new, three-storey facility includes a fully functional administration area, 17 general learning areas, two flexible collaboration spaces, two training kitchens and two car parks. This building presents itself as a keystone for the campus’ front of house facilities, ideal for its corner setting providing connection and street presence for the school.
As Harristown is located inland, architects at Towill Design Group and builders at FKG Group and Honeywill Consulting understood that enabling cross-flow ventilation was a a crucial component of the brief. This was a major factor in why Safetyline Jalousie louvre windows were specified throughout the building. With extra large spans, Safetyline Jalousie louvres allowed for 83.4% free flow air. The inclusion of these hybrid louvres also matched with the school’s contemporary design and its surrounding landscaping.
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