The Art Gallery of Ballarat was transformed by architects Searle x Waldron for the city of Ballart, Australia into a versatile function space. The Art Annexe was designed to be an enclosed area for lectures, workshops, art installations, community functions & opening nights but to also be used as an open air stage for festivals and public addresses. This flexibility was achieved by adopting three hybrid postures of a public hall, a verandah and a band stand as well as using Brio’s Stackadoor 200 hardware for the operable glazed panels which fully open on to the adjacent Alfred Deakin Plaza and heritage precinct of Camp Street.
Brio’s Stackadoor 200 is designed for interior and exterior stacking panels in both residential and commercial applications. Panels of up to 200kg in weight can be stacked 90° or parallel to the opening. Each panel is supported by two hangers which can negotiate swept switches in custom made stacking bays to suit the application on one or either side of the opening. Floor channel is not necessary as each panel is secured into position by flush bolts and locks.
Images by John Gollings Photography.