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Football club with sustainable design Completed in 2015, Port Melbourne Footbal l Club Sporting and Community Facility, in Victoria, was awarded Sustainability category winner at the 2015 National Australian Timber Design Awards. k20 Architecture delivered the project, including materials and labour, to promote locally sourced and manufactured materials.

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u s t a i n a b l y s o u rc e d

clean-fill status. The soil was relocated to

timber, with a high

other parts of the site, thereby diverting

carbon sink, was used

landfill impacts concurrently reducing the

in the design to provide

associated costs of relocating the soil.

a cost-effective out-

The building included low-energy

come. Standard, off-

light fittings, sustainable plywood lin-

the-shelf and locally sourced timber

ings and extensive use of plywood in

materials and timber components were

place of plasterboard, with the use of

procured and k20 also ensured that local

plasterboard limited to the administration

labour was commissioned to skilfully

offices. Further ESD initiatives included

assemble and construct the building.

incorporating underground rainwater

The location of the building was

tanks for toilet cisterns and landscape

identified, based on k20 Architecture’s

irrigation, solar hot water units, exhaust

requirement, to retain all healthy trees.

systems with makeup air, low energy

Council’s arborists assessed the site to

and high-performing mechanical supply

ensure no healthy trees were removed

air conditioning systems.

during the construction process and as-

The building is also highly insulated,

sisted to identify which trees could be

exceeding minimum standards, and in-

removed while work progressed within

cludes double-glazed thermally broken

the tree protection zone.

glazing systems.

Low-grade contaminated soil on the

The design solution around this high

site was re-used and re-blended to meet

efficiency rate included the use of an open

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