Safetyline Jalousie  provided an all-weather solution for the School of Management at Macquarie University, using a combination of automated and manual louvre windows to allow ventilation as well as enhance the aesthetics of the design.  

Tasked with linking three existing, separate buildings within the MGSM in North Ryde, MSK Architects provided a design that featured a combination of covered walkways and stairwells. A key challenge of the design was to maintain an open, airy feel whilst enclosing the walkways for all-weather protection.  

A combination of automated and manual louvre windows from Safetyline Jalousie was used to ensure easy operation, particularly where the louvre windows could not be easily reached.  

Safetyline Jalousie louvre windows were chosen because of their superior security and safety features, especially the impenetrable security system that ensured that the walkway was protected from intruders.   

Only handrails were required for safety inside the walkways thanks to the strength and design of the louvres. No balustrading is required either, as there is no risk of anyone falling or climbing out of the windows.  

Safetyline Jalousie louvre windows were also found to be aesthetically suitable for the project due to their maximum width of 1.4 metres, which created more open space visually with less vertical lines existing between the banks of louvres.  

Project Specifications:  

  • Quantity supplied: 34
  • Average sizes: 5-6 blades in height and narrow at 50mm-800mm
  • Colour/Finish: P/Coat - Duratec Lunar Eclipse
  • Window Louvres: 6mm Energy-Tech Toughened
  • Motorised with LDF100 drives