Daramalan College: Lysaught Automotive and Metalwork Building
Daramalan Lysaught Automotive and Metalwork Building was designed as a space for students as well as a trade training centre that offers automotive, construction and engineering courses.
It boasts a range of automotive symbology starting with the bricks, right down to the details of exhaust inspired downpipes.
A perforated acoustic ceiling and highly durable materials allow the high tech equipment to be put to full use.
Externally, memorabilia is shown through salvaged bricks from the old building in the form of a cross on the right wall near the main entrance.
In support of local artists, timber craftsman Gino Monteleone from Select Custom Joinery, installed a large red gum heart between two metal posts outside the entry.
The adjacent shade structure acts like a link between Lysaught and the rest of the school. The unique exposed trusses, completed in collaboration with Northrop Engineers, show what can be achieved with metalwork.
Dickson ACT, Australia
MBA ACT Excellence In Building Awards: Best Commercial Building under $5M