Ruyton Girls School – Margaret McRae Building in Melbourne

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Ruyton Girls School – Margaret McRae Building in Melbourne

Modern Educational Facility in Victoria, Australia – design by Woods Bagot, Architects

24 May 2017

Ruyton Girls School – Margaret McRae Building

Architects: Woods Bagot

Location: Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Ruyton Girls School – Margaret McRae Building

Ruyton Girls School Margaret McRae Building

With a focus on collaboration and individuality, the building provides students with technology-rich, interactive spaces. These include a mix of formal and informal learning spaces – a dedicated base for year 7 and 8 girls, science, drama and event facilities.

Ruyton Girls School Margaret McRae Building

Ruyton Girls School Margaret McRae Building

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The spaces are based on the concepts of transparency, mobility, adaptability and student-centeredness. The rooms have mobile furniture, allowing for maximum flexibility and an emphasis on collaboration. Internal glazing creates transparency between classrooms and the break-out space, doubling as an informal space for small group activities.

Ruyton Girls School Margaret McRae Building

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Ruyton Girls School Margaret McRae Building Ruyton Girls School Margaret McRae Building

The form and materiality is inspired by the medieval buildings of the Ruyton XI towns of which the school is named. The building is clad in stone pavers, which have been adapted for use as a rain-screen cladding system. This maintains the solidity of the surrounding brick buildings, while providing contrast in terms of scale, colour, vertical orientation, and sculptural form.

Ruyton Girls School Margaret McRae Building

Ruyton Girls School Margaret McRae Building

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Assembly Apartments in Melbourne – Building Information

Project size: 3000 sqm
Completion date: 2015
Building levels: 4

Ruyton Girls School Margaret McRae Building

Photography: Michael Downes

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