Altair louvre windows from Breezway were incorporated into the design of classrooms at the new Mother Teresa Catholic Primary School located in Baldivis, Western Australia to create light and airy spaces.
Designed by Parry & Rosenthal Architects, Stage 1 of the project consisted of classrooms for Kindergarten to Year 2 with administration, library, canteen, multipurpose rooms, a covered area (also used by the local Catholic Parish for church services and events), hard court, service, drop-off and parking, and associated landscape works.
The brief for the project sought a building that would serve the church and the wider community while being a 21st century teaching and learning centre. Following a detailed master plan undertaken by Parry & Rosenthal Architects for the longevity of the primary school, clever design principles were used to construct the campus around a central community court with facilities and learning spaces along its edges.
To assist with creating a light and spacious area for the students and other users to enjoy, the architects specified manual and powered Altair louvre windows featuring the Stronghold System to be incorporated into the design of the classrooms, multipurpose rooms and administration building.
Altair Power louvres installed high up the building flush out hot air and replace with cool, refreshing breezes to help stimulate the minds of those in the learning environment. Altair louvres at 1200mm lengths with the Stronghold System provide clear, unobstructed views so students can maintain a connection with the outdoors at all times throughout the day.
Completed in early 2014, the school project won AIA and CEFPI International Commendation Awards.