Press Release: World Architecture Festival winner’s ideas explored further in new building for The International Grammar School Sydney

Press Release: World Architecture Festival winner’s ideas explored further in new building for The International Grammar School Sydney

1.03.11

This building for The International Grammar School Sydney in Ultimo, Sydney, Australia, represents the second generation of ideas originally evident in the Berry Sports Hall, which won the best sports building in the World Architecture Festival in [July 2009]. Allen Jack+Cottier has delivered this naturally ventilated mixed mode school building on the same BER budget that delivered a single school hall to most schools. “Large amoebic openings all over the walls of this 4 storey building bring a fantasy life to this Primary School building, making a statement about the fun and adventure that should be a part of every learning environment”, said AJ+C Principal and Design Architect, Michael Heenan. The facilities include an undercover playground on the ground floor, a library, staff offices and an indoor multipurpose hall. The roof was designed to become an outdoor playground shaded by an array of photovoltaic cells.