Adelaide Botanic School

Adelaide Botanic School

Client – SA Structural

Works – Intumescent coating to structural steel

South Australia’s first vertical secondary school, Adelaide Botanic High School opened its doors ready for Term One 2019.  In part a conversion of an existing 1960’s building, the project presented an opportunity to demonstrate the latest thinking in design pedagogy and advance a more innovative approach to education in SA.

Located at the edge of the CBD and Adelaide’s beloved parklands, the school was designed to make a positive contribution to Adelaide’s life and identity. It is as much a ‘school of the city’ as it is a ‘school in the city’. Its location within the central precinct provides learning opportunities infused by city-life and transformational experiences. (taken from the Cox website).

Intumescent coatings are no more important than in a school environment. At the Adelaide Botanic School Portolesi were engaged as one of the countries leading specialists in the application of Intumescent coatings to treat the structural members to the school gymnasium. The visually impressive architectural finish combined with full performance reliability and AS compliance was a wonderful success for our team of skilled applicators.


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