Canterbury College Junior School

Canterbury College Junior School

Work with Canterbury College demonstrates the commitment of Architectus to providing quality educational facilities which integrate seamlessly within an existing campus.

 A master plan prepared by Architectus to upgrade the existing campus highlighted the need for both the refurbishment of existing buildings as well as the design of new buildings.

The new buildings include twelve classrooms with associated administration, library, multi-purpose spaces, and a new main entrance to the school.

The buildings are sited to maximise their northern aspect whilst responding to the surrounding context.

The new junior school building relates directly to the existing oval by opening the northern facade through the use of glazing and verandah spaces. Courtyards provide outdoor classrooms and the generous verandahs are used for the gathering and teaching of students.

The development of the new junior school building relied on the refurbishment of the existing junior and middle school classroom buildings to reflect the qualities which are integral to the new building design.

The refurbishment of the existing buildings incorporates new verandahs, covered open learning areas and an amphitheatre. These spaces are linked to outdoor learning and courtyard spaces which overlap with the new Junior School buildings.

Project Sheet

Project Summary

Client
Canterbury College
Location
Waterford, QLD
Floor area
9500 m²
Completed
2007
Original value
$10.5m
Contact
John Grealy

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