Our Lady of Mercy College - Xavier Read Gymnasium | TRCB

Our Lady of Mercy College - Xavier Read Gymnasium | TRCB | Photographer: Andrew Pritchard

2023 National Architecture Awards Program

Our Lady of Mercy College - Xavier Read Gymnasium | TRCB

Traditional Land Owners
Bindjareb people of the Noongar nation

Western Australia

COLORBOND® Award for Steel Architecture
Educational Architecture
Alita Enterprises Pty Ltd T/As Alita Constructions
Andrew Pritchard
Project summary

TRCB was commissioned to design and deliver a new Sports Centre for Our Lady of Mercy College (Australind), a Catholic co-educational secondary school, for use by the College and the broader community.

The Sports Centre features a multi-use sports hall, also designed to support school gatherings, with first-floor classrooms and facilities for the Year 9 cohort.

The building is a hybrid of large-scale elements that respond to the sports hall, and finer, more intimate construction that is appropriate for learning areas and social spaces.

TRCB is honoured to have been involved with the design of the College campus since its foundation, and to deliver this next stage in its evolution: a truly multi-use Sports Centre that contributes to the civic and social life of the College and the community.

Western Australia Jury Presentation

Staff and students at OLMC congratulate TRCB on the successful completion of the concept and design masterplan of the new Gymnasium building. The architecture style of the building succeeds in establishing a new focal point for the College. The design is bold, yet it engages and connects to existing buildings and landscape in an inventive and harmonious way. The College is particularly pleased with the inviting and open learning spaces, which have already proven to inspire our students within their learning journey. The beautiful breakout spaces, external verandas and connection to playing fields embody the College Pillar of Embracing Life.

Project Practice Team

Bekk Crombie, Draughtsperson
Eamon Broderick, Design Director
Emma Brisbane-Cohen, Interior Designer
Linda Cheiw, Draughtsperson
Reece Currey, Draughtsperson
Sean O’Dea, Project Architect

Project Consultant and Construction Team

Altura, Height Safety Consultant
Arup, Civil Consultant
Arup, Structural Engineer
Best Consultants, Electrical Consultant
LD Total, Landscape Consultant
Maclean & Lawrence, Hydraulic Consultant
Resolve Group, Building Surveyor
Stantec, Mechanical Consultant

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Our Lady of Mercy College - Xavier Read Gymnasium | TRCB | Photographer: Andrew Pritchard

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