“Industrial elegance” – McKinnon Secondary College VCE Centre

Posted on Jan 22, 2019

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The new 3 storey McKinnon VCE Centre was opened late 2018 by the Premier Daniel Andrews, introduced by the School Principal; Pitsa Binnion and MC’d by the School co-captains. The opening was complete with 4 piece brass ensemble and a fine mezzo soprano, singing the national anthem.
The building has been incredibly well received and features a simple classical plan, a vigorous and engaging cross section and robust materiality – being described as ‘industrial elegance’. Given this, and that H2o managed to capture 19 classrooms, 4 labs and various specialist activity areas plus BOH spaces, it is a remarkably tranquil place. To achieve a dynamic and inclusive learning experience for the students, the interiors are strategically open, permeable and incorporate neighbouring venues for learning, study and research.