Issues such as DDA compliance and code requirements are also addressed in this complex design brief. Opportunities to incorporate ESD initiatives have been explored as well as a total review of the four buildings’ existing services. An additional floor is proposed atop the 1970s addition, increasing the college’s number of rooms as well as providing an outdoor rooftop space for staff and student recreational use.
Medley Hall is a series of existing buildings constructed over a 100 year period has required a rigorous review of existing services. fjmt worked closely with the project engineers to clearly establish the suitability of all existing plant and services for the project. This created a solid platform to review any new plant proposed and a clear ability to incorporate any ESD initiatives. For example, it was proposed to incorporate night purging, mixed mode and a labyrinth to assist with bringing cool air into the building. The proposed common space is designed around similar principles of a learning common and is focussed around flexible student orientated learning spaces.
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