Innovative Learning Spaces - Criterion Industries

July 16, 2020

Bright light, bright ideas - designing for educational spaces

Inspire learning and stimulate creativity in an educational facility filled with flexibility and functionality. Use aluminium partitioning, sliding and door systems to disperse light throughout educational settings and watch the bright ideas spark.

Criterion’s range of products are ideal for schools and universities requiring a uniform finish that can withstand the demands of student use. Below are two educational projects which utilised Criterion products in Melbourne and Perth.

RMIT Teaching and Learning Space

The RMIT Teaching and Learning Space, located on Level 9 of Building 8 on 360 Swanston St, was a recent project led by Spowers Architects and completed by Coplan Interiors. Recrafted with a new contemporary design, the space was tailored to fit the needs of the students and staff.

The goal of the project was to design and manufacture a custom-finished detail to the architect’s specification - collapsing the formal studio model and creating a space conducive to creative, practical training. The end result was a contemporary space which could cater and grow with different aspects of learning, thus creating an elevated experience for all users of the space.

One of Criterion’s feature products in the completed project was the premium partition system, Platinum 90. Incorporating aluminium glazing frames across doors and windows, Platinum 90’s superior design heightens interior style in this particular commercial application.

The other specified product was the custom-finished Aurora doors. Constructed with strong and durable components, Aurora Aluminium Doors are low maintenance and deliver consistent high performance in heavy traffic settings.

RMIT Teaching and Learning Space by Spowers Architects

City of Perth Library

Designed by Kerry Hill Architects, the City of Perth Library is the first major civic building to be constructed in Perth for around 40 years, taking out the 2016 WA Architecture Awards and the inaugural 2017 Library Design Awards.

The building features 3,500 square metres of space over seven floors. Each floor targets a different demographic with a floor for young children with soft surfaces and age-appropriate furniture and a young adult floor with study rooms and recreation areas.

Kerry Hill Architects utilised the Platinum 120 aluminium partitioning system. Criterion’s signature suite, Platinum incorporates aluminium glazing frames across doors and windows. This superior design heightens interior style and was complemented throughout the library by the use of Criterion’s Aurora Aluminium Doors and MDF Doors. The space was finished off utilising SK101 Concealed Fix Skirting.

 City of Perth Library by Kerry Hill Architects

Designing an educational fit-out? Here Criterion’s top products for innovative learning spaces:

Partition Systems
  • The Platinum Partition Suite is ideal for architects who require an aluminium partition system capable of catering to different stud sizes and plasterboard thicknesses.
  • The Definium Partition Suite complies with the Australian codes and standards for access and mobility and is ideal for high traffic educational settings.

Door Systems

Sliding Systems

  • Open your space by using Artesian Cavity Sliding System, which provide heavy duty performance and conceals the door within the wall cavity.
  • Use Atlantic Overtaking Sliding System to allow for flexible learning spaces by dividing or opening up rooms.


Building or refurbishing an education space?

Contact us today to discuss your requirements and we will help you come up with the best solution for your needs.




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