Marcellin Hall Marcellin Hall

ClientMarist College Canberra

LocationPearce ACT

The Marcellin Hall project adds a wonderful new facility to the campus of Marist College Canberra. The Hall is sized to provide two full sized basketball courts oriented East-West, as well as providing for a range of other court based sports that are played at the school. There is external stepped seating to the North of the Hall for spectator viewing. In addition the hall can be set up with floor protection and seating for 2,000 people to accommodate major school functions as required throughout the year

Outstanding Construction Features:

There were a number of outstanding construction features implemented in the Marcellin Hall project including:

  •  The main hall area is a ventilated mechanical system that is controlled by a BMS which combines data from internal sensors and an external weather station. It has the capacity to automatically ventilate the hall using ceiling vents and operable wall grills pending appropriate conditions.
  • Infrared sensor controlled gas heating system
  • Interior acoustic panels
  • Interior fully sprung timber sports floor
  • Easy to use touch panel for operating the lighting system
  • State of the art scoreboards and automatic retractable basketball rings.
  • Main hall entrance foyer
  • Ritek roofing system – sandwich type roofing panels

The overall quality of the building and inclusions is high and fitting of its status within the Marist College campus

Excellence and Innovation

Building the hall whist maintaining the use of the east and west ovals for sports, particularly No. 1 Oval for senior rugby, meant that only 3 metres of  construction access space was available on both east and west sides of the site. Due to these access requirements no scaffold was allowed on the east and west sides of the building during construction. This was overcome with the use of large, 10 metre high external scissor lifts and cherry pickers to undertake cladding works.

The roof system used at Marcellin Hall is a Ritek roof.  This roof system is made up of sandwich type panels and is an all-inclusive roof system, meaning that it provides roof, ceiling, and insulation all in one panel. The panels also have services conduits that run through them for the air ventilators etc.

The large spans of the panels and their light weight nature reduce the amount of structural steel required. The Ritek Roof was installed in 4 days, whereas a more conventional roof and ceiling system would take 25+ days to install.