Location: Hampton Client: St Mary’s Primary School Completion: TBA
The project includes a multi-purpose hall, a class room a staff room, tennis club room and a library/ICT facility which doubles as public space after hours. The architectural concept uses the idea of a floating white thought cloud in response to idea and imagination being an essential part of learning. The white is a translucent polycarbonate and provides a controlled light to the learning spaces while maintaining good thermal qualities.
The cloud hovers on a masonry base in which an ancient painting titled ‘Virgin and Child with Balaam the Prophet’ from the late 2nd century located in the catacomb of Priscilla in Rome is appropriated in the brick graphic to announce the multi-purpose hall entry. A bold line of text in brick repeats Mary and Mother of God in different languages and scrip.
Client: Parade College Location: Bundoora Completion: 2018
The Parade College Learning Hub development has incorporated diverse, multi-mode learning spaces into its schematic design and development. The library focusses on common spaces with a mixture of communal desk space and private learning areas.
There is a focus on light open spaces that are functional and stimulating environments for the students and staff who use them.