Murdoch Drive, Murdoch
Armstrong Parkin Architects
YEAR OF COMPLETION:
2018 Master Builders-Bankwest Excellence in Construction Award
Best Education Building $20 – $50 million category
Airey Taylor Consulting provided Structural Engineering services for this State Government development, that forms a significant project linking education and industry in Perth. A three-level building with mixed educational, administrative and commercial facilities, it provides full support services for students and staff while enabling real-world style work training.
The design of the building stretches over three levels and includes active TAFE training facilities for Health, Sport and Lifestyle, Business and Information Technology, Community Services and other students. Learning areas provided include features classrooms and computer labs, a library and study rooms, and industry specific spaces including full Hair + Beauty salon, Massage clinic, and gymnasium. The building also houses significant client service, international student and other office administration functions for Department of Education workers. Commercial spaces also form part of the building, with externally tenanted cafes and a bookshop.
The design incorporated pre-tensioned concrete slab design with pre-cast concrete panels, and a complex glass fibre reinforced concrete façade to an extremely pleasing architectural result.
Airey Taylor acknowledge the superb work of Armstrong Parkin Architects for this beautiful building and the work of EMCO Builders and all participating collaborators for this prize-winning result.