COLLABORATORS : Donovan Payne Architects, Majstrovic Building Company
COMPLETION DATE : April 2017
PROJECT VALUE : $6.5 M
Airey Taylor Consulting were responsible for the design, documentation and contract administration for the multi-purpose building which is comprised of various office spaces for administration staff, offices for visiting medical staff and health consultants, a community resources centre, art exhibition space, video conferencing facilities & a toy library.
This building serves as a hub for both State and Local government function in the township of Leonora. Extensive consultation with the client group was pursued throughout the development cycle to optimise the utility of the building design and durability to create a sustainable and functional facility that will serve the needs of locals for decades to come.
The building was constructed of concrete wall panels to the north and south boundaries and Blackbutt timber pergola over Kingspan Benchmark Evolution axis wall panels to the front and rear. The use of pre-fabricated composite wall and roof panels enabled their transportation and ready assembly with a high degree of quality despite the remote location. These panels have extremely high insulation properties that protect the building and occupants from the harsh Leonora sun.
The Kingspan insulated roof cladding is fixed steel purlins and supported off internal steel stud walls of spotted gum glulam rafters. Conventional concrete ground slabs were used internally and timber decking outside. Steel bracing panels have been incorporated into the stud walls to provide lateral bracing for the building.
A video walkthrough of the project at concept design stage is available here, courtesy of Architects Donovan Payne.