New South Wales
The SPEC provides Shore School with state-of-the-art new teaching spaces including flexible learning spaces for PDHPE and Christian Studies, an aquatic centre, a multi-purpose sports hall, weights and cardio training and a gymnastics hall.
The precinct creates a key pedestrian vertical circulation ‘spine’ connecting Hunter Crescent through to the campus to the north. This spine separates the main sports teaching areas, the aquatic to the west and the dry sports to the east, set into the steep topography of the site limiting the impact on the adjacent neighbourhood.
The internal flexible classrooms and outdoor learning terraces overlook the sports precinct below. The roof forms are a series of barrel vaults with roof-lights to maximise natural lighting whilst retaining views to the harbour from the campus.
Sustainability was at the core of the design brief with low energy plant, passive design and biophilia inherent to the complex as a whole.