A thermal facade system developed jointly by Kingspan and Dulux AcraTex has delivered a high performance insulation solution to the new performing arts centre at Loreto College, Ballarat.

Designed by architectural firm Gray Puksand and built by S.J. Weir, the newly completed $9 million Mary’s Mount Centre at Loreto College, Ballarat, Victoria is a state-of-the-art performing arts facility set within a historic school precinct. The contemporary centre features a 500-seat auditorium, multimedia laboratory as well as spacious music and dance studios.

The Exsulite-Kooltherm thermal facade system by Dulux AcraTex, which incorporates the Kooltherm K5 external wall board, has been installed at the facility. The visually impactful CodeMark-certified facade system offers remarkable multi-functionality with the walling of the facade providing superb thermal insulation and its slimline profile maximising functional interior space.

Located in a region where winter temperatures frequently fall several degrees below zero and summertime temperatures can soar well above 40 degrees Celsius, the school demands high-performance insulation to save energy and provide a comfortable environment for occupants.

The insulated external wall system delivered by Exsulite-Kooltherm achieves its peak performance from Kooltherm’s unrivalled practicality, safety and resilience. Kingspan Kooltherm K5 external wall boards, available in 50mm or 80mm configurations, are CodeMark certified and fire-rated to rigorous international and Australian standards and produce exceptional thermal conductivity values.

Kingspan Kooltherm K12 framing boards were specified for their superior thermal performance. Installed behind the exterior panelling of the centre, Kooltherm K12 framing boards are suitable for a variety of wall applications from clip-and-channel concrete wall installations to framed wall systems.