Viridian Glass Case Studies 2013
Bastow Institute of Educational Leadership
The recently opened Bastow Institute of Educational Leadership in inner-suburban Melbourne by Maddison Architects, which serves as a training facility for Victoria’s leading school teaching professionals, has been designed to enhance original thinking and shared learning principles.
Olivia Newton John Cancer & Wellness Centre
The Olivia Newton-John Cancer & Wellness Centre in eastern Melbourne is a medical facility designed by Jackson Architecture/McConnel Smith Johnson to accommodate both scientific and spiritual requirements.
Brent Knoll House
The modernist, glass-enclosed Brent Knoll House in central Victoria, nestled alongside an 1850s homestead, grows out of the landscape with the purity of a ridgeline. Brent Knoll House, designed by March Studio – a single-level, zigzag-shaped dwelling set in a large-acreage farm in central Victoria – achieves a timeless oneness with the surrounding landscape through the strategic use of contemporary building materials.
Stanmore Public School
Stanmore Public School, a primary school near busy Sydney Airport, has a new library and classroom complex that combines acoustic protection with premium learning environments. John Power has a ‘quiet’ word with architect Amelia Holliday of Neeson Murcutt Architects. Everyone loves a challenge, but the idea of creating a major addition to a school under a busy flight path would make most architects run for the hills.
My Mexican Cousin
Six Degrees Architects, a firm already well-known for a series of striking buildings around Melbourne, were recently asked to create My Mexican Cousin restaurant and bar next to Melbourne’s Recital Centre. Although the Centre was completed back in 2008, budget pressures led to the temporary abandonment of the prospective dining area next door. ‘After finishing the building, they simply decided to wall off the dining area and leave it,’ says Mark Healy, a Director at Six Degrees Architects.
Mount Gambier's Main Corner Development
The Main Corner is the new centrepiece of Mount Gambier, a picturesque South Australian city. The development, designed by Chapman Herbert Architects and supplied and installed by Viridian Mount Gambier, blends into its heritage surroundings while making a bold contemporary statement. As a striking new addition to Mount Gambier’s streetscape, the Main Corner functions as this vibrant city’s centre. The site had already served for many years as a natural meeting place for Mount Gambier’s citizens, and now boasts a stunning new civic building.
Austral Bowling Club
When designing the Austral Bowling Club redevelopment in Sydney’s Edmondson Avenue, Richard Salman at 2RKS Architecture thought big. ‘The gaming terrace is only Stage 1 of our 4-stage master plan,’ he says. ‘Our design serves the brief’s initial requirements, while embracing an overarching vision that would amalgamate with future stages.’
Heiden Beach House
The Heiden Beach House demonstrates the huge contribution that glazing can make to a building’s character. Architects Tony Baenziger and Sue Coles of Baenziger Coles Architects designed the building that would become their holiday home.