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Natural ventilation stack system at Lochiel Park Apartments

By Jon Lowe Sep 8th 2010 9:00am

The 23 Apartments and Townhouses at the Lochiel Park Green Village (currently 60% of the way thru the construction program) have many green features to boast. One of the most innovative is the natural ventilation stack system:

ventilation diagram

Each apartment has access to an individual ventilation shaft with a wind-powered rotary ventilator, controlled by a motorised louvre panel in the hallway linked to the AC system, and combined with operable windows in the living and bedroom spaces a naturally cooling cross ventilation effect will be created.

Here's some construction photos too:


The first of the feature solar-panel clad roof trusses was installed last week.


Looking at the rear (south elevation) of the first row of apartments.


The north facade.


Detail of the feature 'pointy' box gutter (the Lochiel Park wetlands and stormwater detention basin is in the background).


On the right is one of the accessible townhouses with a feature cranked roof canopy.

Murraylands Education Precinct Masterplan

By Jon Lowe Feb 24th 2011 12:30pm

Greenway recently pitched a Masterplan and fly-thru animation for the new Murraylands Educational Precinct, on behalf of the Regional Development authority and the Murray Bridge Council. We built a report based on the discussions and the objectives coming out of a series of workshops.

The vision of the Murray Bridge Educational Precinct will be to create a flexible and dynamic centre for educational excellence, delivering strategic learning pathways and outcomes for students and the community from Murray Bridge and its wider neighboring surrounds.


The design concept uses a new axis (or pedestrian link) from the river to the Precinct's Learning Mall, to provide a strong identity for the precinct and to act as the glue to hold the Precinct together. The axis runs from the existing DECS building and links into the new entry of focal point for the Precinct in the refurbished TAFE Building 1. It is envisioned that in future the axis could even continue as far northwards to create direct links with any future possible development along the frontage of the River Murray.

The architectural aesthetic of the new Murray Bridge Education Precinct will be a contemporary one, with many different building elements to break-down the mass of the buildings to a human scale. A common architectural language and a material palette of timber screens, off form concrete, folded sheet metal, steel, glass, and "green" (vegetated) walls link the Precinct buildings together, while providing distinct character and identity for each of the elements, and reserving the biggest visual impact for the Precinct's key entry points and focal points.

Existing buildings will be modernized both internally and externally to improve their appearances, and also to improve their energy efficiency, flexibility and functionality. New facilities will be designed to engage with their natural and built environments, to provide transparent ‘skins' whereby the internal functions of the buildings can engage both physically and visually with the external environment within which they sit.



Uno Apartments construction update

By Geoff Hodge Jun 10th 2011 11:00am


One of our largest apartment projects, UNO Apartments on Waymouth Street in the city, has reached the mezzanine floor level. Here are some construction photos showing the impressively large amounts of steel reinforcing...



Heritage Award for the Ladder Project

By Jon Lowe Jun 30th 2011 9:00am


Last night the Ladder Project won the Adaptation and Re-use category of the Port Adelaide Enfield Council Heritage Award. Congratulations to all the Greenway Team, including Peter Tynan, Jon Lowe, Samantha Hay, Hannah Baison and Jarrad McGaffin. We would also like to recognise the efforts of our consultant team, namely, Bruce Harry Architects (Heritage), W & G (Structural & Civil), SECON (Services), Sonus (Acoustics), Davis Langdon (QS) and Tecon (Certification).

Candetti Constructions did a fantastic job with a very complex and fragile building site - thanks to Graham Cox, Anthony Burns, and George Floros.

A special thanks to Julian Aggiss (Housing SA/ DFC) for his vision, determination, and perserverance.


click here to see the project on Australian Design Review.


Jamie Larcombe Centre

By Pete Tynan Dec 14th 2017 10:00am

The Jamie Larcombe Centre has officially opened - see news article here.

Glenside Health Service Campus provides an opportunity to develop a purpose-built, multi-use facility to be a Centre for Excellence for treatment of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. The site is low-stimulus and private, with access to recreational, community and garden spaces. The site is primarily dedicated to Veterans mental health with a new facility to provide distinct care for Veterans of all ages and for first responders.
The new facility attaches to a previous Intermediate Care Centre with some of that facility altered to suit the new function. The simple skillion roof form of the building continues the same design language as the existing building and allows for maximum natural light and ventilation. A large focus has been made to de-institutionalize the facility, to provide a warm, welcoming and secure and safe atmosphere with views and access to a variety of beautifully landscaped courtyards.

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