Kildare College Tullow Centre | Walter Brooke

Kildare College Tullow Centre | Walter Brooke | Photographer: Sam Noonan

2024 National Architecture Awards Program

Kildare College Tullow Centre | Walter Brooke

Traditional Land Owners

South Australia

Educational Architecture
Sarah Constructions Pty Ltd
Sam Noonan
Project summary

Kildare College’s Tullow Centre, developed in collaboration with Walter Brooke Architects and delivered by Sarah Constructions, redefines all-girls’ education with a focus on innovation and collaboration.

This flagship project emphasises engagement with the community and staff to design a facility that reflects their needs and values. The Tullow Centre fosters critical thinking, problem-solving, and creativity, aligning with modern pedagogy to prepare students for the future workplace.

State-of-the-art facilities including woodwork, metalsmithing, and digital technologies support students’ diverse interests and passions, challenging traditional female stereotypes. The College’s progressive approach encourages creative thinking and offers innovative facilities such as STEM, media studies, podcasting, and photography. The building’s design prioritises flexibility, collaboration, communication, and problem-solving skills, ensuring students are equipped with practical skills applicable beyond the classroom, thus setting new standards in all-girls’ education.

Kildare College’s educational ethos is rooted in progressiveness, continuously adapting to meet the evolving needs of its students. Emphasising creative thinking, we strive to provide innovative facilities that offer students opportunities to develop new skills. The Tullow Centre exemplifies this commitment by offering a diverse range of disciplines, including Woodwork, Metalsmithing, Jewellery, Digital Technologies, STEM, Media Studies, Podcasting, and Photography. The design of the building is meticulously centred on preparing students for the demands of tomorrow’s workplace. Prioritising flexibility, collaboration, skilful communication, and problem-solving, the Tullow Centre fosters an environment where students can thrive and excel in their future endeavours.

Project Consultant and Construction Team

KD Building Certifiers, Building Surveyor
Resonate Consultants, Acoustic Consultant
Trinamic Consultants, Services Consultant
Wallbridge Gilbert Aztec, Civil Consultant
Wallbridge Gilbert Aztec, Structural Engineer
Wilde and Woollard, Cost Consultant

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Kildare College Tullow Centre | Walter Brooke | Photographer: Sam Noonan

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