Mancel College Building 1 | Giarola Architects

Mancel College Building 1 | Giarola Architects | Photographer: Pam Wolhuter, Highshots Photography

2024 National Architecture Awards Program

Mancel College Building 1 | Giarola Architects

Traditional Land Owners
Turrbal and Yuggera – contested
Year
2024
Chapter

Queensland

Region

Brisbane

Category
Educational Architecture
EmAGN Project Award
Builder
FDC Construction & Fitout
Photographer
Highshots Photography
Pam Wolhuter
Project summary

Mancel College Building 1, envisioned by Giarola Architects in collaboration with Language Disorder Australia, is a pioneering stride in educational architecture for students with Language Disorder.

This landmark project, initiating a comprehensive campus redevelopment, creates a holistic, inclusive educational environment from Prep to Year 12.

Its innovative design features multifaceted classrooms that open up to vibrant outdoor learning spaces, fostering an interactive and adaptive learning experience.

The building’s design respects its picturesque creekside location, integrating sustainable practices and nurturing a connection with nature.

Mancel College Building 1 exemplifies a fusion of environmental mindfulness, architectural ingenuity, and a deep commitment to catering to the unique educational needs of its students.

The design of the first building in our master plan has created a collection of modern, flexible learning spaces for nearly 200 amazing students, all of whom have Language Disorder.

The building has been carefully designed to address the sensory needs of our learners and to ensure that the environment supports access to high quality educational experiences.

The open and highly glazed design promotes safe independence and transitions.

The spacious under croft area has facilitated the expansion of curricular and cocurricular activities as well as providing a shaded space for play and socialisation.

Project Consultant and Construction Team

BSI, Hydraulic Engineer, Mechanical Engineer, Electrical Engineer
FYI DESIGN, Interior Designer
HONEYWILL CONSULTING, Quantity Surveyor
INDEPENDENT ABORICULTURAL SERVICES, Arborist
JEREMY FERRIER LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTS, Landscape Consultant
ONF SURVEYORS, Surveyor
Pacific Geotech, Geotechnical Engineer
Pure Building Approvals, Building Certifier
STANTEC, Acoustic Consultant
VT CONSULTING, Structural Engineer and Civil Engineer

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Mancel College Building 1 | Giarola Architects | Photographer: Pam Wolhuter, Highshots Photography

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