Nazareth Catholic College: Kidman Park Campus | Russell & Yelland Architects

Nazareth Catholic College: Kidman Park Campus | Russell & Yelland Architects | Photographer: Sam Noonan

2024 National Architecture Awards Program

Nazareth Catholic College: Kidman Park Campus | Russell & Yelland Architects

Traditional Land Owners
Kaurna
Year
2024
Chapter

South Australia

Category
Educational Architecture
EmAGN Project Award
Builder
Kennett Builders
Photographer
Sam Noonan
Project summary

The Nazareth Flinders Park Campus is a testament to collaborative design, seamlessly blending heritage, nature, and community. Inspired by the school’s desire for meaningful gathering spaces, the campus features a central circular courtyard promoting unity and sharing. Rich gathering spaces and flexible learning environments encourage connections and foster a culture of learning on display.

Paying homage to its market garden past, the campus facade echoes organic shapes and circular motifs, connecting with the site’s history. Despite substantial cost and time pressures, the project achieved an outcome within 1% of the budget, showcasing effective financial decision-making.

Sustainability measures such as natural light optimization and stormwater management contribute to the city’s infrastructure. Exceeding client expectations, the project demonstrates adaptability and dedication to fulfilling user requirements, epitomizing the transformative impact of thoughtful architecture.

The new campus is designed to equip graduates for life beyond school. It encompasses spaces to meet, collaborate, and work together to achieve excellent outcomes and be in genuine dialogue with one another. The majority of Nazareth graduates progress to university, so the campus intentionally has a ‘tertiary like’ feel. Our graduates should feel comfortable as they head off into the world, including tertiary institutions. We are equipping them for life.

The design purposefully enables educators and young adults to learn together in an environment that encourages respect and responsibility, where no one person is more important than the other.

Project Practice Team

William Harbison, Project Architect

Project Consultant and Construction Team

Chris Sale Consulting, Cost Consultant
dsquared, ESD Consultant
KD Certifiers, Certifier
MFY, Traffic Planner
Oxigen, Landscape Consultant
Resonate, Acoustic Consultant
Secon Consulting Engineers, Services Consultant
URPS, Town Planner
WGA, Structural Engineer

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