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