harwyn alucobond pod adds modernity to australian public school campus harwyn alucobond pod adds modernity to australian public school campus
oct 10, 2017

harwyn alucobond pod adds modernity to australian public school campus

since making its architectural debut in 2016, harwyn’s reflective alucobond pods act as an alternative to the traditional home office. these independent micro-rooms have rapidly advanced to fit the needs of many new segments, most recently being the educational market. at an australian public school facility in melbourne, one reflective orange pod has become the establishment’s music room. it delivers a modern, bold and landmark design for the campus, whilst offering excelling facilities and acoustic qualities.


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jason fremder, harwyn’s managing director, explains, ‘education is becoming a very popular use for harwyn pods. schools love the fact that the pods are very contemporary in look and because of the use of alucobond they offer a low maintenance solution that will maintain its look over time. also, it is important for schools that students, staff, and parents are all excited about the spaces within their campus.

 

 

placed in a setting surrounded by buildings with period and heritage-style façades, the harwyn pod is a contemporary and distinct addition to the australian public school’s campus. the exterior design uses alucobond ‘plus spectra cupral’ to provide a fiery finish that artfully reflects the environment. depending on variations of viewpoints and daylight, this material transforms with different red, yellow and orange hues. the result is a bold and exciting music room that is a campus highlight up close and from afar.

 

 

stepping inside from the playful exterior, the interior is fitted with siberian birch ply to offer a neutral, calming yet warm atmosphere. the space facilitates a full instrument set-up, from a piano to guitars and even a drum kit. similarly to that of all harwyn alucobond pods, the music room offers excelling acoustics as standard, meaning that no soundproofing upgrades were needed for this design.

 

 

 

harwyn pods have featured various alucobond ‘plus spectra’ finishes in the past, with this music room design using the ‘plus spectra cupral’. these materials all ensure that the mirco-buildings are low maintenance solutions that will conserve its distinct aesthetics for long periods of time. furthermore, they are prefabricated off-site to be simply and easily installed with very little disruption to the building site itself. this practice helps reduce construction waste, time spent of sites and the chances of human error.

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