Bunbury Catholic College Performing Arts

Bunbury Catholic College Performing Arts Facility is a modern multiuse arts education facility catering for music, dance, drama, class rooms and public performances.

Location
Bunbury Catholic College
Client
Roman Catholic Bishop of Bunbury
Designer
Max Hannell Architect
Complete date
2007
Construction

The building is a tilt-panel structure with Delta core proprietary floor system to 1st floor, and structural steel roof frame.

Internal finishes are predominantly plasterboard with the extensive use of acoustic rated walls between arts areas and acoustic treatments in music and Performance zones.

The auditorium has modern sound, lighting and production stage lighting services along with a motorized retractable seating system.

The main challenge during construction was the erection of the structure. Due the use of Delta core flooring, the tilt up panels had to firstly be erected which involved the extensive use of propping outside the building to allow the installation of Delta core floor panels to 1st floor areas. The structural steelwork then had to be installed prior to the pouring of topping to Delta core panels. This involved a lot of preplanning and staging to ensure that a workable construction sequence could be achieved.

2008 MBA SW Regional Awards Category Winner