Located on the southern shores of Lake Orr on Queensland’s Gold Coast, the Varsity Lakes Sports House provides community facilities including boat launching, community meeting spaces, watercraft storage and offices for sports administration. The Sports House, a joint venture between Delfin Lend Lease and the Gold Coast City Council, has been designed to provide world-class facilities for the 10,000 people who use Lake Orr each year.
Being a community project, staying within the project budget was vital, as was designing a facility that would be efficient to run. Safetyline Jalousie louvre windows were used in full height as a feature in the common lobby, and as transoms above/below sliding windows in the offices and community meeting rooms.
Safetyline Jalousie was selected because of its efficiencies, quality, security features and aesthetics. With the louvres featuring an impenetrable security system, there was no need to install a separate window security option, thus reducing costs.
Safetyline Jalousie louvre windows make the most of cooling breezes in summer and retention of heat in winter. The weatherproof seals mean air conditioning can be used efficiently when needed with the louvres fully closed, or the air conditioning can be turned off, with the louvres providing excellent natural cross-ventilation instead. In the office areas, the louvres will allow just the right amount of breeze to enter, with the intention of minimising the need for air conditioning in spring and autumn.
With a limited budget, there were no extra funds for decorative design elements. However, with stylish Safetyline Jalousie louvre windows, a ‘wow factor’ was achieved from a product otherwise selected for its practical security and ventilation qualities – attributes that will have a positive impact on the bottom line of the building operation for years to come.
Quantity Supplied 30
Height 469mm – 2629mm
Width 820mm – 1280mm
Colour/Finish Powder coated – Precious Silver Pearl
Louvres 6mm clear toughened glass
Operation Standard levers
Designer Lend Lease
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