Category 3: Renovation Over $2M
Project: Griffith University (G11) Learning Commons, Queensland
The Griffith University Commons is designed to provide a variety of learning spaces to meet the various learning needs of students outside of the direct teaching areas. The Commons offers a range of spaces from highly sociable through to individualised, contemplative spaces. The building acknowledges the link between space design and learning in all its multiple variations and nuances. The renovation has lifted a tired building into prominence as a highly desirable campus focus revitalising the library as a centre of learning and interaction and presenting exciting spaces such as the Sky Lounge and the Learning Aviary to support and engage students in their learning.
Project: Ingle Farm Children’s Centre, South Australia
Architect: Dept for Education and Child Development in association with Swanbury Penglase Architects
The Ingle Farm Kindergarten renovation has created a facility that is an impressively comprehensive reflection of the Emilio Reggio philosophy of early childhood learning. The building is light, open and seamlessly connected to its external environment which is shaped into beautiful natural learning spaces. Ingle Farm is intensely child centred and a place where learning can occur both intentionally and serendipitously.