FINALIST MOTOR INDUSTRY TRAINING ASSOCIATION



Architect:

Meyer Shircore

Builder:

Cooper & Oxley

Manufacturer:

Midland Brick

Bricks Used:

V-Line Full Length 10.31 in Charcoal; 10.101 in Charcoal; Split Face 10.01 in Parchment and Charcoal

Building Contractor:

Cooper & Oxley

Photography Credits:


The key requirements of the design brief was to produce an iconic building to represent the past, present and future of MITA in Western Australia, as well as provide a comprehensive automotive training facility.

The exterior concrete block-work is a feature, with ‘dog-tooth’ detailing that resembles a fan belt, and internally a red stripe that continues throughout the building has been inspired by time lapse photos of a brake light.

Use of materials such as Alpolic and concrete block-work ensures the exterior is as low maintenance as possible. The block work was also chosen for its durability, while also allowing the architects to easily curve the facade of the building. The various blocks manufactured by Boral allowed us to create a lot of interest and variation in the long corridors through the educational building which would have otherwise been fairly monotonous.