Arthur Philip High School is NSW’s first public high-rise high school, and it’s most expensive. The 17- storey school is a state-of-the-art complex; each year group will comprise of 330 students whom will all have their own atrium and mezzanine level. The school is a modern contemporary addition to the educational facilities in Parramatta and will benefit thousands of students in the Parramatta community. Rondo was engaged by Cubic to provide a range of market leading ceiling and wall systems. WatPac was awarded the build for both the Arthur Phillip High School and Primary School, designed by Grimshaw Architects and BVN who won an international award for their design on the project.
Rondo together with the builder, architect and primary contractor Cubic assisted in creating the contemporary high-rise educational facility. Rondo were engaged to provide external and internal wall and ceiling designs. Rondo’s technical team successfully worked with the teams onsite to overcome a range of complex wall types and design issues. The project required both Seismic design for the ceilings and special wind designs for the external framing. Both the ceiling and walls were required to be fire-rated, including some complex bulkhead and soffit designs. Cubic has been a customer of Rondo for over 20 years and together with the builder and architect another remarkably iconic building has been added to the portfolio. Rondo’s technical representative particularly enjoyed working on the complex design issues and offering various design solutions.