St John's Campus Redevelopment | Brown Falconer

St John's Campus Redevelopment | Brown Falconer | Photographer: Bash_Image

2024 National Architecture Awards Program

St John's Campus Redevelopment | Brown Falconer

Traditional Land Owners
Kaurna Land
Year
2024
Chapter

South Australia

Category
COLORBOND® Award for Steel Architecture
Educational Architecture
Builder
Sarah Constructions
Photographer
Bash_Image
Project summary

The redevelopment of Concordia’s St John’s Campus has transformed the primary school through new learning environments that bring the College together, reimagine the campus and provide the foundation for improved teaching and learning practices.

This project presented a significant opportunity to co-create a unified precinct with College leadership, utilising a collaborative visioning process to generate design principles founded on 4 core ideas:
_One College
_Every space is a place to learn
_The physical environment supports the learning process
_Connection to Nature

Briefed to provide new facilities to support strategic growth across years 4-6, expand the ELC, and improve connectivity between classrooms and the outdoors, we explored this and their existing facilities through their educational philosophy and developed a masterplan with upgraded junior primary learning areas, new ELC, upper primary learning building, resource centre and activity hall with a design narrative that celebrates nature through form, materiality, colour and maximising greenspace.

The designs created by Brown Falconer have provided innovative and state of the art facilities that complement our educational philosophies in child centred education through using the learning environment as the third teacher.
The spaces now provide opportunities for our students to learn in open, flexible, and multi-functional learning environments, that were not previously available.

Our educators were engaged in the design process from the beginning with Brown Falconer and consulted throughout the process providing agency and voice in the designs that they desired to facilitate and engage in their work.

Project Consultant and Construction Team

BCA, Services Consultant
Dsquared, ESD Consultant
Katnich Dodd, Building Surveyor
MLEI, Civil Consultant
MLEI, Structural Engineer
Phillip Brunning & Associates, Town Planner
WAX, Landscape Consultant

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