Loreto College Marryatville
Loreto College, Marryatville, Adelaide
Fixed Lump Sum
AIA Commendation – Educational Architecture
Resource Furniture, Judi Thies
On ground floor, the Old Scholars’ Science Centre upgrade includes five science laboratories and a range of new informal and outdoor learning areas. The first floor included the Information Resource Centre comprising the library, a lecture theatre and associated learning spaces.
Following rigorous review of the brief and analysis of the existing building fabric the following key principles were identified to inform the design process:
Due to ad-hoc development the Wing was introverted and cellular, undermining contemporary learning philosophies. Extensive new openings between functional areas and major circulation areas created transparency and light penetration into the heart of the building. Functional spaces were designed to be flexible and adaptable for the future. The building’s structure and services were exposed as part of the building’s role as a demonstrator facilitator, contributing to the learning experience of staff and students.