Cateogry 4: Renovation / Modernisation Under $2M
Project: Little Saints Early Learning Centre, St. Andrews Anglican College, Queensland
Architect: Richard Kirk Architect
A refreshing insertion on to the Little Saints Early Learning Centre campus that successfully integrates 2 large flexible General Learning Areas with excellent connections to the associated external break-out spaces.
It has satisfied the school’s core philosophy of engaging students with an awareness of their natural environment, through exploration and discovery.
The contemporary design is environmentally sensitive, highly flexible, enjoyable to inhabit and successfully engages with its community.
Project: Claremont College Junior School Refurbishment, New South Wales
Architects: Sydney Anglican Schools Association and Terroir
The clever transformation of a heritage building that has ‘revealed the forgotten spaces consumed by poor circulation and cellular teaching techniques’ and created a variety of flexible teaching spaces infused with natural light.
The use of accent colour in key areas adds the ‘pop of colour’ as a counter to the generally white walls throughout.
Form and detailing have been very well handled with a series of architectural surprises such as the storage wall to the staircase and the Lego wall that adds a touch of fun expected in a project of this nature.
Project: Glenallen School Primary Play Space, Victoria
Landscape Architect: Jeavons Landscape Architects
The jurors were impressed at the way the landscape architects have created a highly tactile sensory environment for students with physical disability and health impairments.
The result is a wonderful outdoor learning environment that stimulates and encourages the children’s’ play and social interaction in an aesthetically pleasing and safe setting.
The clever integration of artworks and musical instruments built into the landscape provide another layer of interest and engagement for the students.
The varied material palette especially on the ground plain adds to the sensory interest and tactile values of the space.