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Ormond College Academic Centre

Ormond College Academic Centre is a redevelopment of the heritage listed MacFarland Building into an integrated academic hub for both undergraduates and graduates of the College, as well as non-resident communities.

Quick Facts

Project Type Award Winning, Education, Civil, Heritage
Project Materials Concrete, Steel, Timber
Construction Budget $5 million
Project Size Medium
Completed Project Yes
Completion Date June 2011

Map Location

49 College Crescent, Parkville

Project Team

Client Ormond College
Builder Building Engineering
Architect McGlashan Everist

Project Description

Ormond College Academic Centre is a redevelopment of the heritage listed MacFarland Building into an integrated academic hub for both undergraduates and graduates of the College, as well as non-resident communities.  This project received a prestigious AIA National award as well as three architectural awards from the AIA Victorian Branch in 2012.

Structural works by MacLeod Consulting for this project principally involved sensitive alterations of the radially and circumferentially reinforced flat plate first floor slab which had suffered significant creep deflections due to the typical concrete grades used at its time of construction (circa 1965).  These alterations included structural interventions to allow large and small penetrations to be cut into the flat plate, existing solid masonry support walls removed and replaced with relatively slender steel columns with hidden lintels, as well as strengthening to ensure further creep deflections were eliminated.

An existing insitu reinforced concrete scissor stair was removed and replaced with a semi-circular reinforced concrete stair cantilevering from the existing masonry walls.

Other structural and civil works by MacLeod Consulting included a new internal plant room slab supported by new steel beams and columns, access stairs, removal of some existing radial roof truss elements, new ceiling and cantilevered floor framing, as well as general make good works, new external pavements and stormwater drainage.

 

Awards

Australian Institute of Architects (National) Awards 2012 - National Award for Heritage

Australian Institute of Architects (VIC) Awards 2012 - John George Knight Award for Heritage Architecture

Australian Institute of Architects (VIC) Awards 2012 - Marion Mahony Award for Interior Architecture

Australian Institute of Architects (VIC) Awards 2012 - Alterations and Additions Award for Public Architecture

Australian Timber Design Awards 2012 - Winner - Interior Fitout (Commercial)

CEFPI Australasia Region Awards 2012 - Commendation – Category 2 Renovation/Modernisation of School/Major Facility

CEFPI Victorian Chapter Awards 2011 - Winner – Category 3 Renovation over $1M