PROJECT NAME // South Australia Drill Core Reference Library
COMPLETION YEAR // 2015
ARCHITECT // Thomson Rossi
PROJECT PERSONNEL // Simon Thomson, Andrew Truong, Allan Yeo, Elisabeth Mitchell, Anne Maynard
LOCATION // Tonlsey, SA
SIZE // 6110 sqm
BUILDING TYPOLOGY // Commercial
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ARCHITECT’S STATEMENT //
The new South Australia Drill Core Reference Library represents a unique opportunity to consolidate and showcase an important State resource that is currently fragmented and invisible to the community.
Housing a collection of drill core material that potentially maps the geological footprint of the State, the collection is an important resource for mining and exploration companies and the mining industry as a whole. The new facility seeks to make this collection even more accessible, while incorporating an industry hub to facilitate the dissemination of information and provide a focus for the mining industry in SA.
The building itself is an honest expression of its function on many levels; designed to resemble a ‘Library’ with its collection, viewing, administration and ‘educational’ functions. As such the form reflects the importance of the collection by integrating the main functions into a single simple form that runs the length of the site.
External areas have been designed to complement and integrate with the urban design strategy for the site and enhance the pedestrian experience. The finalised design provides a new 6,800sqm facility for administration, warehouse, hylogger, processing and logistics, storing over 12,000 pallets of mineral core.
ABOUT THE ARCHITECT // Thomson Rossi
ADDRESS // 99 Carrington St, Adelaide SA
PHONE // +61 8 7324 9999
EMAIL // email@example.com
WEBSITE // www.thomsonrossi.com.au
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CONSULTANTS & CONTRACTORS //
INTERIORS // Thomson Rossi
LANDSCAPE // Thomson Rossi
CONTRACTOR / BUILDER // Hansen Yuncken
STRUCTURAL ENGINEER // Aurecon
SERVICES ENGINEER // Aurecon
QUANTITY SURVEYOR // Aquenta
BUILDING SURVEYOR // Katnich Dodd
PHOTOGRAPHY // David Sievers
MATERIALS & FINISHES //
ROOFING // Corrugated Metal Sheeting – Colorbond Surfmist, Ribbed Metal Sheeting – Colorbond Monument, Polycarbonate Multicell System - Opal
EXTERNAL CLADDING // Precast Concrete Panels with Copper Panel inserts, Solid and Perforated Weathering Steel Panels, Ribbed Metal Sheeting – Colorbond Monument
EXTERNAL FLOOR FINISHES // Concrete Pavers, In-situ Concrete
EXTERNAL SOFFITS // Ribbed Metal Sheeting – Colorbond Monument
CEILINGS // Perforated Hoop Pine Plywood, Perforated Metal Panels – Colorbond Monument, Solid and Perforated Plasterboard, Acoustic Ceiling Tiles
INTERNAL CLADDING // Painted Plasterboard, Perforated Metal Panels – Colorbond Monument, Ribbed Metal Sheeting – Colorbond Monument, Ceramic and Porcelain Tiles
INTERNAL FLOOR FINISHES // Polished Concrete, Carpet Tiles – InterfaceFLOR Human Nature Range, Porcelain Tiles
WINDOWS // Aluminium Glazed Framing System, Aluminium Glazed Louvre System, Custom Folded Steel Windows
PLUMBING FIXTURES // Alape, Axa, Caroma, Enware and Milli Range
LIGHT FITTINGS // Recessed LED Lights within Precast Concrete Panels, Stylecraft Oak Pendant, Zumtobel Graft Suspended Lights
JOINERY FINISHES // Stone Reception Bench, Compact Laminate Benchtops, Timber Veneer Panels, Metaline Splashbacks