St Bedes College by Kneeler Design

St Bedes Sports Centre, located in Mentone, Victoria, Australia, was recently updated and extended to provide students and the surrounding community with more space for their activities and indoor sports. The large internal space includes a sports hall to accommodate various types of sport, a gym, a multi-purpose room, a canteen and changing rooms. The building is a steel construction with translucent wall cladding in some sections, which allows indirect light into the interior. ALUCOBOND® is used to break the large façade up into a number of geometric surfaces.

The overall design of the complex communicates its purpose: sports and motion. The mix of varying façade materials as well as the horizontal axis which appears to tilt in different directions gives the impression that the top of the building is breaking apart. The complex shows an interplay of contrast and harmony, and means the building itself appears to be in motion.

Project: St Bedes College, Mentone (Victoria), Australia

Architects: Kneeler Design, Victoria, Australia

Fabricator: Aussie Clad

Construction: Fixed Cassette

Year of Construction: 2012

Product: ALUCOBOND ®, Bronze Metallic & Grey Brown

Photos: Silvina Glattauer

source: 3A Composites GmbH

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