Located on the coast of north west Tasmania, Sacred Heart Primary School has a proud history. The current school master plan is in the form of an ‘H’ with classrooms in the wings.
This project involved re-master planning the school, and later, the upgrading of several parts of the building as part of the Federal Government’s Economic Stimulus Plan.
The physical design intent was to provide a new entry and link-way. This gave life to our design narrative – to create a new ‘heart’ to the Campus, providing a central space connecting both indoors and outdoors.
The use of strong colour within the architecture was used not only as a design tool, but also establishes confident identity and signage.
The addition of several meeting pods provide flexibility within the teaching spaces, catering for a variety of teaching styles. Each classroom now includes operable walls to create opportunities for open plan teaching.
Careful landscaping of the external areas creates seamless connections between the indoor and outdoor environment. This keeps with the evolving pedagogy, where learning occurs through experience.