GUNGAHLIN COLLEGE LIBRARY CIT LEARNING CENTRE AND TOWN PARK
MUNNS SLY WILLIAMS BOAG (MSWB)
CATERGORY: PUBLIC ARCHITECTURE
The Gungahlin College project involved the construction of a mix of educational and community facilities in an integrated campus. This included a senior secondary school, a Learning Centre for the Canberra Institute of Technology and a shared Library and Town Park servicing the Gungahlin Community. The brief was highly aspirational and required the design of facilities that would “...create a model for education in the ACT, and set a standard for modern quality education in Australia”. The campus is located in close proximity to the Gungahlin Town Centre, taking a holistic approach to integration of school and community facilities. The plan is modeled on an urban campus typology, befitting its location in an urban centre and provides ‘new generation learning spaces’ for the 21st century, with flexible, open plan learning environments that have the ambiance and amenity of a tertiary institution.
The project aims to achieve a 5-Star GreenStar design rating (pending), with an emphasis on using the building form and fabric to moderate the internal climate rather than a reliance on mechanical systems. Other ESD elements are utilised as a visible and didactic element of the building form, announcing the projects green credentials.
Architect/Practice: Munns Sly Williams Boag (MSWB)
Practice Team: Ray Cangadis (Senior Project Architect), Erik Innes (Senior Project Architect), Alastair Gratton (Senior Project Architect), Holger Frese (Project Architect), Peter Williams (Project Director), John Clark (Managing Director), Conrad Moore (Project Director), Robert Sly (Managing Director), Dion Keech (Architect), James Henry (Architect), Jonathan Whitty (Team Member), Catherine Matthews (Team Member), Natalie Beeton (Team Member), Mark Greenwood (Team Member), Jai Huynh (Team Member), Adamis Aspropotamitis (Team Member), Alexandra Little (Interior Designer), Jacqui Gibbins (Interior Designer), Bernita Edwards (Graphic Designer), Kerryn Wilmot (Greenstar Professional)
Consultant Team: EDC ASD Consulting Engineers (Structural Consultant), Tennant Hydraulic Consulting Services (Hydraulic Consultant), Redbox Design Group (Landscape Consultant), Heggies (Acoustic Consultant), Rubida Research and nVision 3 (Educational Facility Planners), Richard Stuart (Theatre/Production Consultant), Rider Levett Bucknall (Quantity Surveyor), Cardno Young (Civil/Traffic Engineer), AEC Consulting Engineers (Electrical/Communications/Fire Consultants), Cundall (Mechanical/Environmental Engineer), Defire (BCA Compliance/Fire Safety), Working Armour (OHS Consultant), Campbell Barnett (Graphic Design - library), Blythe Sanderson (Access Consultant), ACT Stainless Steel (Kitchen Consultant)
Construction Team: PBS Building (Builder), Certified Building Solutions (Building Certification)
Photographer: Ben Wrigley