KURRAJONG – CENTRE FOR SENIOR LEARNING
Kurrajong is dedicated to the student-lead education of years 11 and 12 to assist with the transition from school to university. The building has an efficient plan with a series of diverse and flexible spaces that support both informal and formal, independent and collaborative learning.
Scott J Moore
2021 AIA Darling Downs West Moreton Regional Architecture Awards: Commendation | 2021 AIA William Hodgen Award for Building of the Year |
2021 AIA Commendation for Educational Architecture: QLD Chapter
In the growing suburb of Springfield, The Springfield Anglican College secondary campus has been expanding to accommodate increasing enrolments, and to meet the needs created by recent curriculum changes.
The building is comprised of a learning common, six general learning areas, covered outdoor learning areas, small study rooms, a student kitchenette, staff work area, and staff kitchenette. The varying scales of spaces allow for small group work, single class or entire year group activities, creating a rich and varied learning experience.
Extended opening hours for senior students and access to kitchen facilities encourage autonomy and independence. During school hours, a reception desk is occupied to provide support and intermittent supervision.
Kurrajong has been designed to be as permeable as possible to allow ample natural light and provide views to the surrounding bushland. The generous external spaces afford the opportunity for indoor and outdoor teaching and learning, social gatherings and community events, making the most of the south-east Queensland climate.
Images: © Scott Burrows