MSK Architects were tasked with linking three existing, separate buildings within the School of Management at Macquarie University. Their design featured a combination of covered walkways and stairwells, but the challenge was to keep an open, airy feel whilst enclosing the walkways to ensure they were weatherproof.
Louvre windows were the perfect solution, providing ventilation and adding to the unique design. A combination of automated and manual louvre windows was used to ensure easy operation, particularly where the louvres cannot easily be reached.
Safetyline Jalousie louvre windows were chosen because of their superior security and safety features. The impenetrable security system that Safetyline Jalousie delivers ensured that the walkway is impenetrable. Inside the walkway, only handrails were required for safety – due to the strength and design of the louvre windows, there is no risk of anyone falling or climbing out of the windows. The building is also fully compliant with balustrading regulations.
Aesthetically, Safetyline Jalousie louvres were the best choice for the project due to their large maximum width of 1.4 metres. This visually created more open space, reducing vertical lines between the banks of louvres.
Quantity Supplied 34
Height 1144mm – 3034mm
Width 1000mm – 1400mm
Colour/Finish Powder coated – Surf Mist
Louvres 6.38mm grey laminated glass
Architect MSK Architects
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