VIC/TAS Chapter News
04 May 2023
LEA Vic / Tas Chapter has had an exciting start to 2023 with some remarkable events and developments. The first event of the year was a visit to Wurun Senior, which drew an impressive attendance of 150 people. Wurun Senior is a new benchmark for public secondary education facilities, featuring a model for vertical schools in tight urban sites. The architects, GHDWoodhead & Grimshaw, have done a remarkable job with the facility, and it won the LEA VIC / TAS Chapter Category 2: New Educational Campus and Special Commendation Awards.
The Summer Symposium, held in Hobart, was another significant event for the LEA Vic / Tas Chapter. The symposium focused on the critical topic of Inclusion, Education, and Space, with Dr Scott Alterator and other experts sharing insights and perspectives on creating inclusive spaces for all. The Hedberg facilities were also featured in the symposium, highlighting their role as a hub for creativity, artistic expression, and learning that celebrates Tasmanian identity. The facilities were designed by LIMINAL Architecture, who provided a site tour to registrants during the event, allowing them to appreciate the impressive design and features of the building.
In March, the LEA Vic / Tas Chapter visited Niddrie Autistic School, winner of the LEA VIC / TAS Chapter Category 4: New Building/s or Facilities Small, as well as the Overall Winner of 2022. The architects, Guymer Bailey Architects, have created an impressive facility with external courtyards that provide a variety of opportunities for students to explore and internal spaces that offer a stable base for children to learn in a supported environment. The design was carefully crafted to provide a safe and nurturing environment for students, and the dedication of the staff to foster independent learning and growth was evident.
The LEA Vic / Tas Chapter has also released additional episodes of their 'Places for Learning Podcast'. These episodes cover a range of topics, including Traditional Knowledge in Design, Inclusion in Design, and Site Tour - Wurun Senior Campus. The podcast is available on Spotify, making it easy for anyone to access and listen to these insightful conversations about designing spaces for learning.
Be sure to check out the LEA Vic / Tas Chapter calendar for upcoming events throughout the remainder of 2023.
Article by: Emily Flint