As part of the ‘Building the Education Revolution’ stimulus package, this staged project delivered two buildings, together forming a new campus entry and green heart, and ultimately transforming the function and feel of the whole school.
The campus entry is announced by linking the existing library and administration, effectively doubling library space, and offering a portal into the newly formed campus heart, Chapel Court.
The new adjacent Year 7 Block provides five classrooms bordered with verandas that facilitate flexible usage and informal learning. The threshold between inside and outside learning spaces is further dissolved by incorporating extensive bi-fold glazing.
Integrated into the block is a music room that opens onto Chapel Court, providing a venue for small scale performances & engagement with the broader college community.
Integration into the existing campus has been achieved by following the college’s existing architectural language of face brickwork, expressed structure, hipped metal roofs, and a bright colour palette. By providing a contemporary translation of the established language, another layer of discourse is added to the campus whole.
An addition of a new auditorium in 2012 further united the Chapel Court campus heart. The auditorium presents to the court with a cantilevering canopy that hovers over the foyer space below. The building provides a 460 seat auditorium, including fly-tower, orchestra pit, several back-of-house practice rooms, and catering facilities.