A six-storey high facade featuring glass louvres is a standout feature on the sports courts at the Wurun Senior Campus in Fitzroy, Victoria.

Winner of the Best Secondary School at the 2022 Victorian School awards, Wurun Senior Campus is a new highly sustainable vertical school designed by GHD Woodhead in collaboration with Grimshaw.

Situated on part of the former gasworks site, the narrow, constrained block presented a number of challenges for the design team, which included the brief to incorporate 3 full-size multipurpose sports courts.

Utilising an innovative vertically stacked configuration, the indoor courts feature floor-to-ceiling glass louvres by Safetyline Jalousie. The impressive louvre facade spanning 6 storeys provides a sense of expansiveness to the otherwise tight urban site, with spectacular views out to the city.

The sustainability focus is evident with the facade carefully modelled to achieve thermal comfort through an abundance of natural light and fresh air, resulting in minimal reliance on mechanical services and energy demand.

From a specifier’s perspective, the project demonstrates the outstanding performance and design flexibility of Safetyline Jalousie louvre windows. Keeping in mind factors such as health, wellbeing, environment and budget, the installation of Safetyline Jalousie louvres will deliver ongoing benefits well into the future for this revolutionary school campus.