Shore Physical Education Centre | Cox Architecture

Shore Physical Education Centre | Cox Architecture | Photographer: Martin Mischkulnig

2023 National Architecture Awards Program

Shore Physical Education Centre | Cox Architecture

Traditional Land Owners
The Cammeraygal People of the Guringai Tribe of the Eora Nation

New South Wales

Educational Architecture
FDC Construction
Martin Mischkulnig
Project summary

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.

New South Wales Jury Presentation

The RAI Grant Physical Education Centre allows all students at Shore School the access to world class facilities in their PDHPE and Sporting programmes.

With wellbeing such an important part of adolescent development, the RAI Grant Centre gives students the ability to integrate health and wellbeing activities into their everyday activities at Shore. The extensive scale of these facilities allows the flexibility for students to integrate movement into their daily lives, giving boys of all abilities the opportunity to balance their academic and physical pursuits in this innovative environment.

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Shore Physical Education Centre | Cox Architecture | Photographer: Martin Mischkulnig

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