Keep it moving

Keep it moving

Indesign, Issue: 48, 2012
1.07.12

When Allen Jack+Cottier Principal, Michael Heenan first began the process of designing a sport and recreation hall on Milson Island, he did so without preconception. Instead, he allowed the site conditions to shape the building.

Aerodynamic analysis revealed that the channel carved through the spectacular sheer rock faces by the Hawkesbury River bends breeze up and over the island. “We designed the building shape to react to this more constant breeze,” says Heenan. “We knew we had the opportunity to harness it for natural ventilation.”