Building G provides a landmark for the Dandenong campus of Chisholm Institute, being designed to impart a distinctive new architectural identity for the regional campus.
The building contrasts a light, translucent outer character with a robust almost monastic interior atmosphere. Its plan responds to and creates connections to the wider campus, resulting in an overlay of angular geometries that generate a sky-lit internal spine. This acts as a thermal chimney and natural ventilation stack and is the central space encouraging student interaction.
The main façade is clad in polycarbonate, allowing filtered daylight penetration, and incorporating operable windows. The internal spine is a composition of shifting raw concrete planes and interventions, seemingly folding up from the floor to the skylight. The building derives its predominant atmosphere from changes in daylight and the interplay of textural surfaces.
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Best Environmental Building or Landscape, Architectural Excellence in the South East Awards 2007
Public and Institutional Interior Design Award 2007
COLORBOND® Award for Steel Architecture, RAIA 2006