Location Point Cook VIC
Project Completion 2008
Project Size 2,350m2
Project Description Point Cook Senior Secondary College is a new school located within a rapidly growing residential precinct west of Melbourne. The masterplan concept for the school was to create a series of single storey buildings in a ‘Circle of Wagons’ around a central campus courtyard protected from the ever-present windy conditions.
The design engages new educational pedagogies with incorporation of flexible teaching and study spaces focusing on the support of a sophisticated individual pathway learning model akin to Tertiary institutions. Interior spaces are strategically open and permeable, incorporating neighbouring venues for learning, study and research to support a dynamic education process. Deep floor plans are provided with natural light and ventilation through visually iconic angular roof lights, adding identity and character to buildings of deliberately modest scale.
Innovative utilisation of materials was an essential concept to deliver a high-quality building within the project budget. Inventive use of translucent outer and inner linings allows for the admittance of diffused natural daylight in unexpected ways.