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Walsh Bay Arts Precinct, NSW

09 Nov 2021 by Safetyline Jalousie

The NSW Government-led refurbishment of the Walsh Bay Arts Precinct is a part of a contribution towards the growth of Sydney as a local and internationally-renowned arts and cultural destination. The project involves the major development and adaptive re-use of Pier 2/3 and Wharf 4/5 and the Shoresheds, two original 1920s finger wharves on Hickson Road, transforming them into what will become Sydney’s major public arts and cultural performance hub.

Walsh Bay Arts Precinct, NSW

Having been built in the early 20th century, the entire Walsh Bay precinct is heritage listed. Care has been taken to restore and maintain the industrial character of the precinct whilst updating and modernising the facilities to world-class 21st century standards.

Walsh Bay Arts Precinct, NSW

The future arts and cultural uses of the Precinct call for detailed acoustic considerations to produce high-quality theatre spaces and limit noise interference from other spaces or outside. Updating the glazing was one of the key components to ensure the Precinct will be technologically and acoustically fit for now and the future.

To complement the installation of the new glass facades, Safetyline Jalousie louvre windows were put forward to replace the older style louvres scattered throughout the buildings. The original louvres had seen considerable wear and tear over the years and no longer met modern-day performance requirements. Safetyline Jalousie provided the ideal solution for conserving the physical appearance of the buildings whilst meeting the design criteria for soundproofing and security.Walsh Bay Arts Precinct, NSW

Walsh Bay Arts Precinct, NSW

What sets Safetyline Jalousie apart from other louvre windows is the use of a horizontal aluminium section which acts as a security barrier along with EPDM marine grade seals to achieve greater sound insulation as well as block wind and water.

Walsh Bay is one of the most significant urban renewal projects of a heritage precinct in Australia. The quality engineering and the sturdy operation of the Safetyline Jalousie louvre windows will deliver long-term benefits to the ongoing protection and maintenance of this iconic and well-loved site.

Project Specifications

Quantity Supplied 175

Height Various

Width Various up to 1100mm

Colour/Finish Interpon D2015 Ebony Matt (YN201A)

Louvres 6.38mm Comfortplus Clear Laminate

Safetyline Jalousie
Safetyline Jalousie louvre windows are well known for challenging and overcoming the design, safety and security limitations of conventional louvre windows.Designed and developed exclusively by Technal, a division of the European giant Hydro, Safetyline Jalousie louvre windows have a long history of superior performance in commercial and residential buildings across the globe. They have been manufactured in Australia since 2009 by SMR Designs.Safetyline Jalousie’s unique louvre windows bring added value to your projects and offer unrivalled flexibility in your design options through unmatched performance ratings, strength, reliability and versatility. Advantages and benefits of Safetyline Jalousie louvre windows include:- Spans of 1400mm wide (Larger windows reduce perimeter framing and install time)- Seals are air and water tight, with a Water Penetration Resistance of 800pa – ideal for air-conditioned environments and strong wind load requirements such as high rise buildings- Acoustic benefits are some of the highest ratings available: Tested and confirmed sound reduction of 33Rw achieved with 6.38mm laminate and 6mm toughened glass and sound reduction of 35Rw achieved with Viridian 6.5mm VLam Hush glass- Security through the louvre bearer with a pull out force in excess of 200kgs – Safetyline Jalousie louvre windows can be left open with complete peace of mind- Balustrade compliant, perfect for floor-to-ceiling, multi-story, high-rise and balcony enclosures and winter gardens- Screening is provided internally and is easily removed for cleaning, eliminating the use of a permanent boxed out section, allowing greater cross flow ventilation, free flow air infiltration and natural light


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