Alspec aluminium framing systems were used to create a light, welcoming and well-ventilated environment at the new Kurrajong Centre for Senior Learning at Springfield Anglican College in Queensland.

“Open, full of light and with incredible amenity” - that’s how the new educational facility was described by local State Member, Charis Mullen who attended the building’s official opening ceremony along with students, teachers, parents and friends of the college.

Designed by Fulton Trotter Architects and constructed by Queensland firm Condev, the new addition to the Springfield campus features a variety of learning and meeting spaces for the college’s senior students.

Purposefully well-shaded tall glazed facades made from Alspec aluminium window and door framing solutions are a standout feature on the new building.

Alspec’s McArthur Evo centre pocket framing system was selected for fixed window framing locations. With its secure and visually appealing finish, the McArthur Evo framing utilises centre pocket construction, where the panes of glass are slid into a 3-sided ‘pocket’ frame. Available in frame depths of 101.6mm or 150mm x 44.4mm, this style of framing is favoured by architects for its attractive appearance and by builders for its ease of installation.

ProGlide high performance sliding doors and Swan Evo 45mm commercial doors provide access to the facility as well as the range of learning and meeting spaces. ProGlide doors are well known for their robust construction and dependable performance in high use environments while the Swan Evo doors can be adapted to a multitude of situations in hinged, pivoted or sliding configurations as required.

Bays of Breezway louvre windows were added to the learning spaces to promote natural ventilation. Secure and easy to operate, these louvre windows are a great way to reduce mechanical cooling costs, and encourage fresh air into the learning environment. When closed, the louvres form a weathertight seal against wind and rain.

Alspec products used at the Kurrajong Centre for Senior Learning included McArthur Evo 101.6mm centre pocket framing, ProGlide High Performance sliding doors, Swan Evo 45mm commercial shopfront doors, and Air-Flo Plus 125mm framing.

Photography: Troy Sanders