Curtin University Building 154




AboutThe Client

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The Innovative design of the new North Plant building at the Bentley Campus of Curtin University provided additional heating and cooling capacity (air-conditioning) for the expanding campus and is resolved architecturally as a large, highly sculptural form. Pre-finished, pre-cast concrete walls provide structural, material and erection economies with low maintenance. Screens surround the cooling towers to address acoustic requirements and are faced with a selection of composite metal finishes chosen to create a striking facade that will subtly age over time. The North Plant building received the RAIA 2007 WA Chapter Award for the small projects category.



Project Details

  • Location: Bentley, WA
  • Construction Value: $3.1M
  • Client:¬†Curtin University
  • Contractor: De Francesch Builders
Curtin University Building 154 Side View
Curtin University Building 15 Water Chiller
Curtin University

Scope of Services

Installation of new 4.5mW water cooled chiller and associated cooling towers.

Project Description

New 4.5mW water cooled chiller installed in the existing chiller house and new condenser water system complete with cooling towers and pumps. The project also included the upgrade of the inground chilled water storage tank charge line to the existing storage tank.