Truganina P-9 School Stage 1 is a Prep to Year 9 co-educational school with a long term enrolment of 675 students. Truganina is a new, fast growing suburb, 21kms West of the Melbourne CBD.
The school has been designed to present a strong identity to the community with new buildings positioned along the East and North boundary with clear entrance points. The school offers stage related learning areas, and learning communities have been designed to suit the varying needs of different age groups. Building scale and materials choice reinforce its presence in the fast developing urban fabric, through the use of glazed bricks to Administration Building facades and exterior dados.
The colourful, Trespa facade panels to building side walls indicate slice through walkways between communities. Timber cladding has been used in the North and South Facades as well as in the framed pergolas. The school responds to its surrounding natural environment. There are direct connections from all learning communities to outdoor learning spaces.
The landscape proposal incorporates specific outdoor curriculum areas including science and food technology gardens, primary vegetable garden, sensory garden and performance areas, these being outdoor learning zones for a variety of purposes and group sizes.