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Ferny Grove State High School DET Learning Centre

Another example of expertly designed vertical and horizontal sunscreens

arkLAB Architecture always embrace the Department of Education’s strict guidelines around sunlight control and shading, making a point to articulate the sun screening into their façade designs. The Ferny Grove State High School façade was another example, expertly designed as a cell like structure made of vertical and horizontal sunscreens finished in colours referencing the periodic table. Louvreclad was selected early by arkLAB as their trusted louvre & sunshading specialists, and an initial discovery meeting was held. Further collaboration led to the design of the connection details for the Caprice Series® vertical sun blades and Mirage Series® horizontal sunscreens into the building structure. The project specification was then clarified, streamlining the tendering documentation process and mitigating risk for the head contractor. Wiley & Co was the awarded contractor and with a clear and concise specification detailing Louvreclad screens, our team was brought on board to provide a bespoke  turn-key vertical and horizontal sunscreens solution. Once on site, the early design involvement also simplified the procurement and project management for the builder, enabling Louvreclad’s project team to meet the strict installation time constraints, while also manoeuvring around a very tight site. All in all, this was a highly successful project that came in on time and within budget, providing a high-end finish, leaving the architect, builder and client extremely happy.

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Ferny Grove SHS 26 McGinn Road Ferny Grove QLD 4055


Wiley & Co Pty Ltd


arkLAB Architecture



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