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    Radical roof line

    STRAMIT Speed Deck Ultra® concealed fixed decking helped Brewster Hjorth Architects to create an iconic group of buildings for Campbelltown City Council in south-western Sydney.

    The Ingleburn Library and Community Centre adds two stunning new structures to the suburban streetscape and incorporates an existing heritage School of Arts building.

    Architect Larry Melocco of Brewster Hjorth says: “We wanted a roof form that could unite the disparate sized buildings on the site as well as provide a memorable image for the new civic focus for Ingleburn.”

    The main building — the library — has a dramatic saddle roof with two high and two low corners. The line of the saddle form is picked up by the roofs of the Community Centre and the auditorium behind it, which are based on simple skillion roofs but with corners lifted to carry through the curves of the library roof.

    Stramit Speed Deck Ultra® concealed fixed decking (0.48 BMT) was specified to provide long spans of single sheets without surface fixings. This allowed the subtle roof shapes to be achieved economically and with excellent waterproofing capabilities.

    “We worked closely with Stramit to achieve the necessary detailing and the roofing was installed without a hitch,” Melocco says.

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