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The project is a once-in-a-generation opportunity for one of Australia’s oldest schools to holistically reshape its campus, honour its heritage and future-proof its education offering with expanded programs.
Embodying sustainable design to harness natural light and airflow and reduce its carbon footprint, the new centre adds 5,700m² of flexible learning, sports and event spaces plus amenities, staff facilities and a home for the school’s wellness program (SHINE), with only a marginal increase to the building footprint across campus.
The linchpin is using the steep site to cantilever sports fields as a roof above the new learning commons, and removing ad-hoc prior building extensions, thereby opening up significant new green space and nightlines campus-wide, including a renewal of the main entry forecourt.
Crucially, historic Tivoli House, once the heart of the campus, will regain curtilage and view corridors unseen for decades. Originally constructed in 1834 as a gentleman’s residence, Tivoli House is a significant example of the Federation Arts and Crafts Style in Sydney.
- ClientKambala School
- 2021World Architecture Festival (WAF)
- Highly Commended in Future Projects Education Category