2016 Nominated Projects

2016 saw more projects nominated for the various projects awards than in previous years. Due to the size and number of photos received, we were unable to publish via our newsletter.

Below you will find all nominations and the photos submitted. All projects were of a very high standard and having to meet very specific client needs and requirements.

BESPOKE OVER $10k – Nominations were :

ALUMINIUM PRODUCTS – GUSTO GELATO ELIZABETH QUAY

WINNER BESPOKE GLASS PROJECT OVER $10,000
A one off Bespoke Design with odd angles and shape in an Iconic location with complex ImageInk patterns built for a specific purpose. The first of a number of ‘Halo’ kiosk in the area.
There are approximately four kiosk “Halos” designs to be constructed at Elizabeth Quay. We were contracted to provide the initial kiosk which will form the basic look for the additional kiosk designs. The aluminium is presented in traditional anodised “Umber” with a one off digital print and colour film interlayer. There are large mechanical doors at either end that can be fully opened in warm weather and closed during the cooler months.
The ImageInk pattern to be integrated with the different shapes and components of the building.
Glazing is interlayered with digital ceramic print. Doors and windows with operable ramps and awnings to provide flexible access and local weather protection.

You need to see this in person to appreciate the design and colours – the colours differ depending on the time of day and the weather

The judges were particularly impressed with the overall complexity of the design, and how well the finished aesthetics resemble that of the original design concept, which was inspired by an Argyle Pink Diamond!

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Geoff Leatt-Hayter receiving the Award from Renee Weatherley – Glass Australia

 

COOLING BROS – KING’S SQUARE PERCAL ARTWORK
The glass was produced on behalf of two French artists who were commissioned to design an art piece for King Square. Glass was the desired medium because of its ability to reflect light. We designed a triple laminated glass with multiple print layers to create an appearance of depth within the artwork and it was bottom lit to provide the required effects as per the design specs.
The client wanted to create artwork that had depth within the design and that was magnified by lighting. Through advanced printing techniques we were able to single out colour channels and layer the artwork through different print passes, creating the desired effect. Through multiple consultations and samples (from Australia to France), we were able to assist the lighting contractor in determining the best lighting set up.

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WEST PERTH GLASS – TASKERS APARTMENTS
This is the Taskers project in Fremantle. There is a total of 160 frameless glass shower screens.  All these screens had to be seamless with no fittings except hinges and handles. This was quite difficult due to the number of cut outs around baths etc.
There are toilet partitions that tee into the showers where doors were hung off small panels. Half showers were clear with obscure panels next to them.  All without fixing brackets and corner brackets. There was a lot of work in ensuring the precision fit and to provide the aesthetics required by the high end design
All frameless glass was cut into tiles and fitted with a non-shrink concrete and structural sika flex making the look totally seamless. All edges were flat polished and gap spacing all even.
The end result was a seamless, high quality install as required by the architects.

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COOLING BROS – PTA WELLINGTON ST
Unique application of Imagink printing on office partition to capture the heritage of the PTA rail
Imagink printed partition glass and doors.
Cooling Brothers designed all of the artwork from client supplied photos.
Cooling Brothers were not only engaged to provide printed artwork for the new PTA offices in
the city, but also to design the artwork. We worked with the client on the design brief and
came up with artwork that portrayed a timeline showing the history of the Perth train
station.

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COMMERCIAL UNDER $50k – Nominations were :

JASON WINDOWS – FORD & DOONAN WAREHOUSE

WINNER COMMERCIAL GLASS PROJECT UNDER $50,000
This project had a complex mullion design. Out of square mullion windows on the 1st floor had to be aligned to the cladding and together with blind silicone joints, this increased the complexity from a design, fabrication, and glazing perspective, in order to meet the customer’s expectations of being aesthetically pleasing.

Whilst the Judges were initially impressed with the simple, yet effective aesthetic finish to the front elevation. The deciding factor was the complexity of both the fabrication and installation of glazing required, in order to align the blind mullions and silicone joints of the first floor windows, with joints of the facade above and below.
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Gareth Whetnall accepting the Award from Vince Bianchini – Cooling Brothers

 

ALUMINIUM PRODUCTS – OLD PERTH BOYS SCHOOL
The Old Perth Boys School is part of the National Trust Buildings in Australia and has now been refurbished as part of Curtin University Education and Resource Centres. Given the historical significance of the building strict design and compliance requirements were imposed the alterations and refurbishment.
The design and fabrication works were a one off to fit with the aesthetics of the existing building yet be functional for current day usage. An overall acoustic rating of Rw 47 had to be achieved and meeting the visual design agreeable for the National Trust Building.

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WALSHS GLASS – HASSELL STUDIO
The fit out of Hassell Architects new office space was intended as a show piece for the well-respected Perth architectural firm. Located on the first floor of the stunning Heritage listed building in Perth’s cultural heart, the brief was for a sleek modern design that respected the heritage and industrial-look of the existing building.
The 3600mm high frameless glass partitioning to the meeting and boardrooms, while manufactured from heavy-weight 19mm glass, was intended to look as frameless as possible while ‘wrapping’ around the joinery with seemingly ‘floating’ edges.
Frameless glass pivot door assembly in 19mm toughened incorporating frameless highlight and sidelight installed using Dorma custom pivot door hardware to suit.

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COMMERCIAL OVER $50k – Nominations were :

WEST PERTH GLASS – CORPUS CHRISTI GYMNASIUM

WINNER COMMERCIAL GLASS PROJECT OVER $50,000
This project provided the WPG team with a variety of design and technical challenges. There are segmented windows, frameless pivot doors, electrical louvre walls and raking windows. Some windows had self-mating mullions to meet wind loads and spans.  There is glass with logo’s etched into the glass and in ground door closers.
There was a large aspect of design work involved in this job. The segmented windows, the pivot doors, and the bifold doors took a lot of thought in regards to the sill details and making it disabled compliant. The segmented windows took some accurate measuring to get right.
The result was a stunning building that met the client’s requirements and expectations.

A visually striking building constructed to aN incredibly high finish.
The judges were particularly impressed with the vast combination of various glazing elements used throughout. In particular, some of the standout features which influenced their decision included:
The visual aesthetics of the vibrant burgundy glass cladding, contrasting against the silver bifold frames. The use of segmented windows to form a curve which in-turn compliments the internal curved stair case Frameless pivot doors with the schools logo. Electrical louvered walls and high level raking windows

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Tony Ansell receiving the Award from Warren Hodges – Viridian Glass

 

ALUMINIUM PRODUCTS – GUSTO GELATO ELIZABETH QUAY
A one off Bespoke Design with odd angles and shape in an Iconic location with complex ImageInk patterns built for a specific purpose. The first of a number of ‘Halo’ kiosk in the area.
The aluminium is presented in traditional anodised “Umber” with a one off digital print and colour film interlayer. There are large mechanical doors at either end that can be fully opened in warm weather and closed during the cooler months.
Glazing is interlayered with digital ceramic print. Doors and windows with operable ramps and awnings to provide flexible access and local weather protection.

Winner Bespoke Glass Project Over $10,000 - website 1 IMG_0652 444 442

 

GLASSPOWER – CHRISTCHURCH GRAMMAR CANOPY
This project is a canopy of digital laminated glass with laminated supporting glass beams.
The Glass canopy consists of toughened laminated heat soaked panels with digital image ink as per customer design. The panels exceed 4400mm x 1800mm supported with SGP toughened triple laminated fins 39.04mm thick. The back panels were toughened artic snow toughened laminated heat soaked panels engineered and designed to customer specifications.
Installation was a mammoth task involving the majority of the team at Glasspower with the assistance of crane work and the finesse and skill of our glaziers we were able to achieve the required outcome. All would not have been achieved of coarse if not measured precisely! Proper preparation ensured success.

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MANDURAH GLASS – ADMIRAL OFFICES
This was a challenging project required to meet an aesthetic  design brief as well as take into account an energy efficient and energy conscious brief. To meet this we used the following glass:
West elevation  DGU’s 6mm performatec and 6mm etech
South Elevation upstairs 6mm Etech
South Elevation downstairs, comfort plus clear for a security dimension
Both West and South Elevations spandrals for privacy for office personnel

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WALSHS GLASS – VIRGIN ENTRY & LOUNGE PERTH AIRPORT

The fit out of Virgin was challenging due to the nature of the glass required. 65% of the glass required was curved with a substantial amount of it needing to be installed into a curved channel.  To make things even more challenging the client stated that we must colour match other lounges around Australia that had just been completed. We selected Bent & Curved Glass, Sydney Glass (suppliers of the Low Iron required for the works) & Scream Visual as they had completed the other 3 lounges around Australia, this meant we eliminated the colour discrepancy risk. Privacy Hubs (T.GVS Screens) were installed throughout Tier One. These were made up of curved and flat 21.14mm toughened laminate and had a continuous graphic print.  We had to ensure that each panel lined up to ensure the graphic was continuous. Located in the VIP toilets were our 13.72mm toughened laminated privacy screens with digital print. Again these had to match other lounges across Australia so ensuring we had the correct digital images for printing was paramount.

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COMMERCIAL OVER $750k – Nominations were :

WALSHS GLASS – SHELL HOUSE

WINNER COMMERCIAL GLASS PROJECT OVER $750,000
The fitout of the 12-storey building in the new Kings Square precinct for Shell Australia was constructed to accommodate a minimum 1,000 staff across the 19,500 square metres of floor space. The project is based around the exciting Level 2 Operational Hub which provides onshore support services for the world-first floating gas project, Prelude. Some of the standout features the client requested was the need to have privacy within their Level 2 Operational Hub where Prelude would be operated from. This was achieved utilising a 13.6mm curved switchable glass partition wall installed into a 105 x 50mm curved aluminium frame profiles.Glazing throughout the Level 2 Operational Hub is designed to allow both privacy and flexibility within the space. The curved switchable glass wall allows viewing into the central hub from the Lift Lobby, but gives users the option for privacy when sensitive operations are being carried out. Walshs Glass arranged in conjunction with our aluminium supplier (Criterion Industries) for acoustic testing to be carried out on aluminium framed hinged doors in order to meet the clients Rw requirements. Aluminium framed doors were glazed with 6.38mm Clear Laminate to comply with Table 5.1 of AS1288.

The key standout features the which impressed the judges included:
Switchable curved glass to the ‘Central Operational Hub’ allowing both flexibility and privacy.
The use of frameless glass partitioning providing a sleek and modern finish
Methodology of acoustic attenuation used throughout.

Winner Commercial Project Over $750,000SHELL - Aluminium Framed Hinged Door and Internal Partitions SHELL - Aluminium Framed Hinged Doors and Internal Partitions SHELL - Curved Switchable GLazed Partition SHELL - Facetted Glazed Partition and Frameless Pivot Door SHELL - Level 2 Glazed Partition SHELL - Triple Stacking Sliding Doors

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Troy Johnson from Walshs Glass accepting the Award from Navin Bechar – Tough Glass

 

ASA WINDOWS – 302 SELBY STREET
This project is a 7 storey commercial development consisting of 114 individual identically sized frames on 4 different elevations and on 4 different levels integrated with structural steel and alpolic cladding. The ground floor consisted of a number of tenancies with full height framing including structural backing mullions and auto door entries. Each individual frame comprised of Evantage grey vision panel and a “night sky” spandrel panel with a horizontal silicone joint to provide a seamless transition between both pieces and meeting the aesthetics required by the design brief. The entire level 4 framing was suspended from the front edge of the slab with engineered bracketry. This required the use of a customised drainage solution for the framing as the underside of the frames are visible from ground level and integrated with the cladding. An internal sill was also installed as a method of finishing off the fire-rated spandrel walls. All of the spandrels maintained the minimum distance of 900mm above floor level. Significant time was involved in setting out of the job which paved the way for producing 114 frames all with the same dimensions to give the modular look that was one of the prerequisites of the design team.

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LGA (WA) – BP NORTH & SOUTH BOUND BALDIVIS
This project presented different and exciting challenges as the client had a particular design brief that we had to work closely to, as well as meeting all the Australian Standards and architectural designs.
Working closely with Perkins, who was the main contractor, as well as Viridian and Capral, we were able to achieve all the Client’s requirements. The use of Viridian’s PerformaTech glass in 24mm argon filled double glazed unit, provided us with a U-value of 1.3 and a SHGC of 0.33. Capral’s 419 double glazed framing with CW150 mullions achieved both structural and aesthetic qualities, along with a 20 year warranted powder coat. The use of frameless mirrors, full height glass splashback walls and Dorma auto beams complemented the building’s practicality and flair. By using the products mentioned we were able to meet the Client’s requirements and produce a sustainable, practical and aesthetically pleasing building.

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DOMESTIC UNDER $20k – Nominations were :

JASON WINDOWS – ARCHIPELAGO DISPLAY HOME

WINNER DOMESTIC GLASS PROJECT UNDER $20,000
The alfresco space has become a key feature of the home and designers are wanting to provide a workable design to capture this. The use of the servery bifold and stacking doors has enabled the designer to open the indoors up to the outdoors. The spec was to provide a servery window with no obstruction at sill level from inside to out. The benchtop needed to be installed one piece and have no obstacle when serving from inside to out.  Through the work of our R & D team we were able to modify our existing bifold suite to provide a product that was sill-less yet still fully functional and secure with a range for sizes and configurations.

Winner Domestic Project Under $20,000

© Joel Barbitta D-Max Photography joel@dmaxphotography.com.au


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Mark Regan receiving the Award from Domenic Moschilla – Glass Processing

 

DOMESTIC OVER $20k – Nominations were :

WALSHS GLASS – PALAZZO SOUTH PERTH
This was a challenging project requiring several labour hours liaising with Eames Architects, the clients and our engineering consultants WirraWonga to achieve a compliant and aesthetically pleasing glass design. The builders wanted to showcase the unique form of the building whilst the client requested uninterrupted views of the city. The engineered 14.28mm clear SGP laminated toughened frameless glass balustrading that surrounds all four levels features a custom stainless steel plate to fix the glass into position. The glass has been secured utilising GGH’s Stand Off Fixings. This design has provided each of the 4 client’s uninterrupted views of the river and city which met their design brief. Through hours of consultation and design Walshs Glass proposed that obscure glass blades to each of the four levels would provide optimum sunlight to the entertainment areas, plus views of both river and city. It would also reduce energy costs enabling natural light to enter the buildings without the use of power.
Given the use of frameless glass throughout the apartment it was only natural to include a frameless glass spa fence and gate in 12mm clear toughened along with our engineered frameless obscure glass spa screens produced in 15.04mm acid etched toughened laminated. Again this offered the client uninterrupted views of the river front and city whilst offering a safe environment.

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JASON WINDOWS – FLOREAT RESIDENCE
The client brief was to provide a high performance window frame with thermally efficient glass within the budget requirements of the overall project. A mix of operative windows and doors with fixed windows were used in the installation

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COOLING BROS – PEPPERMINT GROVE RESIDENCE
The client wanted to create modern style resort for a home, with a range of simple but high finish products. Seamless balustrading was called for so we engineered the Vista View balustrade to install over 2 floors internally and externally, leading to the award winning landscaped area at the back of the house. this was a challenging project that involved expansive balustrade installation and oversized doors in all bathrooms.

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JASON WINDOWS – DISPLAY HOME WOODLANDS
The client’s specification was to provide a cost effective product in the display home residence, while still meeting the energy performance requirements and also without detracting from the overall high level design requirements of the house. this was met by using Jason’s Premium residential product throughout (Sliding doors, awning, sliding window), Glass type standard clear and clear Smart glass.

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COOLING BROS – SOUTH PERTH RESIDENCE
The client wanted a seamless view onto the South Perth foreshore so they chose the low
iron Vista view product; we had to solve multiple elevation change issues on site. Cellar
glazing required special design to integrate with surrounding surfaces.

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MANDURAH GLASS – MADORA BAY RESIDENCE
This was a challenging project as it had to meet energy efficiency and take advantage of the unique solar passive design and additional privacy concerns, so we used a variety of mixed glass types for each elevation as well as automotive windows to catch breezes and meet the passive solar design brief to meet the client’s expectations.

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JASON WINDOWS – NEDLANDS RESIDENCE
This was a high end residential home, using glazing benefits on a North facing elevation to a backyard.

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WA SPECIAL PROJECTS – HILLARYS RESIDENCE

WINNER DOMESTIC GLASS PROJECT OVER $20,000
This was a high end project with the client requiring energy and acoustic efficient, non-obstructed views facing the ocean.
We met the design requirements by creating double glazed 10mm on 10mm coated Ultraclear glass units. Fresh air flow throughout the house was maintained through a vast number of integrated and automated louvre and awning systems again utilising energy efficient coated glass options.  In order to maximise the open plan living spaces – bespoke stacker doors were developed with double glazed units and custom design rolling systems to cope with the excessive weight of the doors.  Both privacy and ambiance were requested for the main bathroom and was accomplished by installing automated privacy louvres and a large switchable glass panel.  The house also featured integrated automatic sliding door, Bi-folding doors and custom fixed elliptical louvre housing for the pool equipment.  Internal staircase balustrade featured 18mm thick Ultraclear glass panels spanning 1.5 stories integrated into the bottom landing stair treads.  All balustrading was fixed using one off custom design fixings
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A visually stunning residence with a unique combination of multi-faceted glazing elements.
The key features which influenced the Judge’s decision included:
The wide use throughout of intricate and uniquely shaped double glazed units.
Bespoke frameless glass stair balustrade spanning over 2 levels
Custom shaped bi-fold panels with switchable glass

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Cris Bray accepting the Award from Tina Menges – Walshs Glass