Australian School Architecture, Education Building, Architects, Photos, News, Designs
Australian School Buildings : Architecture
Key Contemporary Architectural Developments – Education Designs
School Buildings in Australia
We’ve selected what we feel are the key examples of Australian School Buildings. We aim to include projects that are either of top quality or interesting, or ideally both.
We cover completed education buildings, new building designs, architectural exhibitions and architecture competitions across Australia. The focus is on contemporary primary and secondary school buildings but information on traditional buildings is also welcome.
New Schools in Australia – Recent Buildings
Architecture News – latest additions to this page, arranged chronologically:
The Infinity Centre, Melbourne, Victoria
Design: McBride Charles Ryan
photo : John Gollings
New School Building in Australia – 22 Apr 2013
The idea of infinite learning became the mantra. Radiating out from the library, along the length of the form, are specialist precincts and a variety of learning spaces. Each wing of the building then returns to link up, forming cloisters and the resulting plan of an infinity symbol. Being structured around two protected courtyards has enhanced the learning space’s access to light, ventilation and view.
Ravenswood School for Girls, Gordon, Sydney, New South Wales
Design: BVN Architecture
photograph : John Gollings
School for Girls in Sydney
BVN won the 2012 Sulman Architecture Award at the Australian Institute of Architects Awards, becoming the first architecture practice to win seven Sulman awards since the award was first given eighty years ago in 1932. This latest award was given for the Mabel Fidler Building. According to the jury, ‘In its elegant planning, the sheer delight of the library space and strong sculptural presence the Mabel Fidler building expresses the aspirations of a community and is a fine model for a school of the future.’
Australian School Buildings
Major Australian School Buildings, alphabetical:
Glenroy Specialist School, Melbourne, Victoria
Design: gm+ad architects
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Glenroy Specialist School Building
“gm+ad have brought a deep commitment to ensuring that development strategies, design elements and materials used contribute to maximising the educational opportunities of the students. We believe them to be integral to us achieving the best facilities for our students.”…Glenroy Specialist School.
Kerrie Murphy Building, Ultimo, Sydney, New South Wales
Design: Allen Jack+Cottier – Australia
photo : AJ+C
Kerrie Murphy Building – 5 Oct 2012
This school building for the International Grammar School in Ultimo, Sydney, celebrates the joy and excitement of discovery and learning for the young students, who have absolutely fallen in love with it. Michael Heenan, principal of Allen Jack+Cottier Architects has delivered an organic design to create a memorable and stimulating school building.
Nigel Peck Centre, Melbourne, Victoria
Design: John Wardle Architects
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Nigel Peck Centre Building
A prominent Melbourne secondary school occupies the site surrounded by important landscapes. Several historic trees along its main campus orientation preface the original bluestone Quadrangle building. Opposite its street frontage are the Domain and Royal Botanic Gardens. The brief for the building is to create a new campus entry, the school’s library facilities and supporting lecture theatre and seminar room spaces to forge a new campus heart focused on learning.
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photo : John Gollings
photograph : John Marmaras
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