Australian Technical College Knox

New Technical College
Bellemo and Cat architects
Ferntree Gully
Felicetti provided Structural design, Documentation and Supervision

This is an Australian Technical College [ATC] for Eastern Melbourne. As this facility provides courses in the building trades we have used a surveyors staff as a motif to identify the facility amidst the surrounding school buildings, this measuring device/frieze travels around the building to enliven, delineate and direct both the external and internal spaces. Given the opposing needs of the facility to be a large open space and the school’s need for a building that appeared not to be a “large dumb shed” this ruler device works hard to decrease volume and increase drama.