McKinnon Secondary College’s design proposal revolves around flexible learning spaces – adapting with the flux of learning styles and curriculum changes. These spaces are designed to foster authentic and meaningful learning experiences for all students in a tighter urban environment.
Diligent testing and planning allow for an appropriate urban scale for this multi-storey campus that forms part of its larger medium-rise neighbourhood.
The campus provides a new, additional home for McKinnon Secondary College, but also supports the needs of the wider community through the provision of sporting, drama, art and communal facilities. The vast array of classrooms and breakout spaces across four levels gives flexibility for a variety of different activities.
The idea of a ‘campus within a building’ inspired much of the Master Planning process. Each learning space is deeply interconnected within a network of unique collaborative learning hubs.
As a catalyst for growth in a new mixed-use area, design of the new McKinnon campus hopes to unite the school and wider community under one positive identity - offering the finest educational opportunities for the whole school.