Project - Doonside Technology High School

Client Doonside Technology High School

Location Doonside, NSW

Supplier Astra Street Furniture

Installer Supply

Date March 2023



About Doonside Technology High School

Doonside Technology High School provides students with state of the art science and technology facilities. This includes an industry standard commercial cookery centre and a Metals and Engineering trade training centre. Combined with 6 new science laboratories and a newly created senior study area, students can study in facilities that allow them the best opportunities for success. The school also boasts a fully equipped fitness centre with facilities comparable to commercial fitness gyms.

The Requirement

To help the school create outdoor spaces that are functional, comfortable, and inviting for both students and staff. 

The Challenges

  • Functionality and Flexibility: The furniture should be designed to accommodate a range of activities that students may engage in during their break periods, such as studying, socialising, eating, or relaxing.
  • Durability and Weather Resistance: Given the outdoor setting, the furniture should be robust and able to withstand various weather conditions such as sun, rain, and wind.
  • Aesthetics: The furniture should visually align with the school's modern, technology-focused aesthetic.
  • Safety: Safety is paramount in any school setting. The furniture should not have sharp edges or corners and should be stable to prevent tipping.
  • Ease of Maintenance: Outdoor furniture needs regular cleaning and maintenance, so the school would prefer furniture that's easy to clean and doesn't require frequent or costly repairs.

The Solution

After evaluating the challenges and requirements, the school chose our Copenhagen Picnic Setting, Liverpool Covered Setting,  and London Bin with Cover, Pedestal Base & the Lid Attachment.

These products offer the following features:

 Copenhagen Picnic Setting

  • Versatile Design & Usage: This contemporary, A-frame design is versatile and adaptable for a variety of outdoor settings, making it an excellent choice for school environments. Whether it's dining, studying, or socialising, this picnic setting accommodates a range of student activities.
  • Durability & Weather Resistance: The picnic setting is constructed with a heavy-duty powder coated aluminium frame, making it robust and resilient against various weather conditions. It's designed to endure regular use by students, ensuring a long lifespan.
  • Sustainable & Environmentally Friendly: The picnic setting is not just built to last, but also designed with sustainability in mind. The setting also boasts a five-star carbon ranking, making it a responsible choice in line with environmental sustainability values.
  • Comfortable & Accessible Dimensions: The setting's dimensions, including a table height of 740mm and a bench height of 430mm, are designed to ensure the comfort of students during use. This encourages students to utilise the outdoor spaces for a variety of activities.
  • Ease of Assembly & Maintenance: Delivered in a flat pack format, assembly of the picnic setting is straightforward thanks to pre-drilled slats and provided guides. This simplifies the setup process and reduces costs associated with transportation. The materials used also make the product easy to clean and maintain, making it a convenient choice for the school's staff.

Liverpool Covered Setting

  • Aesthetic Appeal and Versatility: The Liverpool Covered Picnic Setting offers a visually appealing design that not only enhances the overall outdoor space but also fits seamlessly into a range of environments including schools.
  • Shade and Weather Protection: The standout feature of this setting is the roof, which provides much-needed shade and shelter from elements. This ensures students can use the outdoor space comfortably, regardless of weather conditions, promoting more outdoor activities and engagement.
  • Durability and Low Maintenance: With a heavy-duty, marine-grade aluminium frame, this setting is built to last, offering resistance to corrosion and reducing maintenance needs.
  • Easy and Quick Assembly: Thanks to its modular design, the setting is quick and straightforward to assemble, saving time and effort. It's delivered in a flat pack form, which also reduces the cost and complexity of transportation.
  • Supports Local Industry: The Liverpool Covered Picnic Setting is proudly 100% Australian made, which means choosing this product supports local manufacturing and ensures high-quality craftsmanship.

London Bin with Cover, Pedestal Base & Lid Attachment

  • High Quality and Sleek Design: The London Bin has a round, sleek design that enhances the aesthetic appeal of any environment. Its wood grain aluminium slat sides give it a modern yet natural look that fits well in both indoor and outdoor settings.
  • Robust and Durable Construction: The bin's base frame is available in powder-coated steel or 304 stainless steel, ensuring longevity and resistance to environmental factors. Additionally, the lift-off spun top is also available in powder-coated steel or 304 stainless steel, contributing to the bin's overall sturdiness.
  • Effective Waste Management: With 60L or 80L capacity options, the London Bin helps maintain cleanliness and order in the outdoor spaces by providing substantial waste storage.
  • Low Maintenance: The bin features a removable plastic liner for easy emptying and cleaning, and the materials used ensure resistance to rust, reducing the need for frequent maintenance.
  • Accessories Available: The London Bin comes with optional accessories such as a raised pedestal base and a lid retainer chain, enhancing functionality based on specific needs.

What the client said

“We are very pleased with the new furniture - it has greatly enhanced the look and functionality of our spaces and the students love it.”