North Shore State School, Burdell is a single P-6 campus with Learning Precincts supported by support and service facilities (Administration, Information Services, and Student facilities).
The school is planned as a hierarchy of spaces, transitioning from public to private. The creation of the ‘great learning court” – a generous single landscape space with a series of intimate play and learning areas enables flexibility between the junior and senior school.
Buildings were oriented to optimize environmental advantages and to cater for Townsville’s dry tropics region, encouraging north-easterly afternoon sea breezes through the site, reducing heat gains and losses though passive design principles whilst maximizing solar loads and incorporating water saving, harvesting and recycling systems.
North Shore State School is to be a model school, offering; superior community engagement, a high level of inclusiveness and alternative models of learning.
Greg Sexton, Design Architect
Lawrence Toaldo, Project Director
Peter Petersen, Project Architect
Shannon Wall, Project Architect
Shari Hawthorne, Graduate of Architecture
Cardno, Town Planner
Conrad Gargett/Place Design Group, Landscape Consultant
Douglas Partners, Geotechnical
Ranbury, Project Manager
RLB, Quantity Surveyor
STP Consultants, Civil Consultant
STP Consultants, Structural Engineer
STP Consultants/VAE Group/Parker Hydraulics Consulting, Services Consultant