ASCO recently completed the design and construction of a series of shelters for the Tim Neville Arboretum in Ferntree Gully, Victoria. The concept was created by Pollen Studio along with the surrounding landscape architecture. ASCO provided complete design development, fabrication and installation.
Concealed gutters and downpipes is one of the unique features of this design. Another criteria was that the structures needed to be Modular. Each Shelter consists of a series of modular roof frames.
The modular roof frames are connected to the columns using architectural stainless steel, vandal proof nuts.
The roofing material is an insulated composite roofing product which is self supporting. This product was recommended by ASCO because it eliminates the need for purlins and therefore lightens the weight of the cantilever. In addition to this, the insulated roof panels prevent heat transfer that would occur on a standard tin roof, providing a more moderate climate for users, and finally provides a clean finish to the shelter without providing scope for birds to roost! Once again, ASCO proves to be at the forefront of innovation in Open Space Infrastructure.
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