18 Jul 2012
The Penleigh and Essendon Grammar School project has been recognised for excellence at the Australian Steel Institute (ASI) annual awards.
Taking top honour in the buildings category for a large projects greater than $5 million, the new state-of-the-art grammar school, located at Keilor in Melbourne - was deemed by judges to have demonstrated a high standard of design and execution achievable with steel as the prime building material which contributed to the project’s unique architecture, environmental sustainability design, and successful delivery.
“Arup has provided excellent multidisciplinary services in delivering our new senior school through their innovative designs which focused on teaching and student engagement, interaction, and learning. The collaborative efforts of the architect, McBride Charles Ryan, the PEGS Project Management and Facility User Group, provided an exceptional educational facility that serves as a model for future education and architecturally expressive buildings.”
- Mina Pitliangas, Penleigh and Essendon Grammar School
The project focused on the integration of a number of different scholastic centres of learning into a single building facility, encouraging an enthusiasm for learning and interaction between students, faculties and staff.
Arup’s innovative 3D intelligent modelling streamlined structural analysis, design and documentation; and is exemplar in the coordination of engineering disciplines.
“The education sector is often challenged to deliver functional learning spaces for students and staff under tight budgets. The approach taken to the delivery of the Penleigh and Essendon Grammar senior school has provided a truly unique facility within budget, to an exceptionally high quality.”
- John Bahoric, Arup