Knox Lecture Theatre Building, Moore Theological College

Sydney, NSW, Australia

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Flexibility and restrained composure are the hallmarks of this 1994 building, which extends beyond its three lecture theatres.

A centre for scholars Winner of an Australian Institute of Architects, NSW Merit Award, Knox Lecture Theatre Building is comprehensively equipped. The largest theatre accommodates 300 people and features separate public access. Two smaller theatres, a common room, meeting room, circulation space and stair complete the interior.

Understated and effective AJ+C exploited site conditions to effectively turn the building away from bustling King Street. The large grassed courtyard is consequently insulated from traffic noise and fumes. The exposed reinforced concrete frame is readily legible against recessed panels of contrasting banded cream and white concrete brickwork. Muted colour and texture characterise the interior.

Functional success The building’s ability to convert to single or multi-use functions is a facility rare in educational structures. Sliding ground-floor walls open to a raised loggia and courtyard, which accommodate multiple activities and have standalone appeal.

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    Moore Theological College

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