Students at Canterbury South Public School have a smart new way to learn, in a brand new, state-of-the-art building with a school facade that’s tailored to the movement of the sun.
We worked with project builders Lloyd Group Construction to create a series of decorative perforated facade screens for the school’s new administration, canteen, and library block.
Featuring different patterns that deflect or absorb the sun’s rays, the new gold-coloured school facade helps to keep energy costs down, whilst controlling light, privacy, and shade for students and staff throughout the day.
The new building is part of the school’s redevelopment, under the NSW Government’s school infrastructure program which will see a record $7.9bn invested in upgrading over 200 public schools over the next four years.
Perforated 3mm aluminium screens were installed on three sides of the new building:
This section of the building has constant sun and large windows. We perforated panels in a visually striking mixed round hole design that has an open area of 23%, to protect occupants from the strong sunlight without compromising light and privacy.
The shady West side of the building faces the playground and features full-length glass windows. With privacy, noise control, and light maximisation the key goals, we perforated the facade panels in , a classic 8mm round hole design with double the open area of the north side for increased light and warmth. The architectural curvature of the West elevation presented no issues to the Arrow Metal team, with the finished installation following the flow of the building.
The east side of the building features small-scale horizontal decorative panels, perforated in the same design as the North side for a cohesive exterior scheme.
All the school facade panels were powder-coated in either Dulux Electro Gold Pearl or Dulux Fresh Gold, for a contemporary finish reflective of Canterbury South’s new modern learning environment.
The Canterbury South Public School project is a great example of the environmental benefits of using perforated metal in the educational sector, to create vibrant and green learning spaces that meet all project deliverables including budget and timescales.
Lloyd Group Construction