All Hallows’ School
THE POTTER BUILDING ADAPTIVE REUSE PROJECT
All Hallows’ School
Fortitude Valley, QLD
The adaptive reuse of the Potter Building, in the centre of a landlocked, historic school campus in Brisbane’s CBD, will transform the existing building into a vibrant, flexible new learning hub for All Hallows’ School.
Currently under construction, this complex project will provide a home to the library and various other related functions including a roof top function space, while resolving numerous design and circulation issues of surrounding buildings to better connect the school community.
The Potter Building project is located within the state heritage listed campus of All Hallows’ School, Brisbane CBD. Originally housing one storey of library, this project sees the whole 4 floors dedicated to library and related functions, the addition of a 5th floor, and the lateral extension of the existing floors.
Fulton Trotter Architects led a number of comprehensive consultation workshops involving a range of different user groups including students, staff, teachers and the School Board. This allowed us to gain a better understanding of the needs and aspirations of the school community and informed the design outcomes for the project.
The building includes additional library space, assimilation of the junior library, senior study centre, student IT support services, maker spaces, staff areas, a variety of teaching and collaboration spaces, offices and a roof top function area. Learn more about the senior study centre here.
Internal voids and interconnecting stairs create fluid and interconnecting volumes, while two new external stairs provide a vibrant focal point for the building.
The Potter Building project is the first education building in Queensland to be built from cross laminated timber (CLT) panels, an innovative construction system using timber from local sustainably managed forests. This will reduce the project’s carbon footprint, minimise the extent of demolition, cost and inconvenience to the school.
Image, Sketches + BIM Model: © Fulton Trotter Architects