Breezway Altair louvre windows were incorporated into the building during the campus redevelopment of Halls Head College in Western Australia to enhance natural ventilation and reduce energy costs.
Designed by Parry & Rosenthal Architects, the Halls Head Community College redevelopment encompasses new single and two storey classroom blocks, extension and refurbishment of existing blocks as well as various works done to car parks, sports courts and landscaping. The project will be completed in stages so the buildings can be aligned with the existing school structure.
Highlights of the redevelopment project include steel framing used in the roof and veranda structures, and feature brickwork providing an attractive and enduring building facade for this type of environment.
Natural ventilation was a key objective for integrating Breezway Altair louvre windows into classroom designs. By allowing free flow of fresh air into the building, the louvre windows improve occupant comfort and increase learning outcomes without the need for air conditioning while also reducing energy costs.
The architects specified Altair louvres with the Stronghold System into this particular application where windows required fall prevention, extra strength and security to keep occupants safe.