The newly completed $9 million Mary’s Mount Centre at Loreto College, Ballarat, Victoria, is a state-of-the-art performing arts facility set within a historic school precinct.
This contemporary centre, designed by architectural firm Gray Puksand and built by S.J. Weir, features a 500-seat auditorium, multimedia laboratory as well as spacious music and dance studios.
With its proximity to heritage buildings, the Centre is an example of modest, respectful design that coexists harmoniously with heritage structures, including the adjacent school chapel.
One of the Centre’s most important design features is the Exsulite®-Kooltherm® Thermal Facade System by Dulux® AcraTex®, which incorporates the Kooltherm K5 External Wall Board.
This unique CodeMarkTM certified facade system, noted for its visual impact, developed jointly by Kingspan and Dulux AcraTex, is a masterpiece of ‘two-in-one’ multifunctionality: not only does the walling of the facade provide superb thermal insulation, but its slimline profile also maximises functional interior space.