St Martin’s Catholic Primary School – New Administration and Learning Building | Detail Studio Pty Ltd

St Martin’s Catholic Primary School – New Administration and Learning Building | Detail Studio Pty Ltd | Photographer: Tomek Celarek

2023 National Architecture Awards Program

St Martin’s Catholic Primary School – New Administration and Learning Building | Detail Studio Pty Ltd

Traditional Land Owners
Kaurna People
Year
2023
Chapter

South Australia

Category
Educational Architecture
Builder
Kennett Builders
Photographer
Lyndon Stacy
Tomek Celarek
Project summary

The new administration and learning building for St Martin’s Catholic Primary School features new administration facilities, reception, staff room, staff amenities, offices, meeting rooms on the ground floor and five General Learning Areas (GLAs) on the first floor. Additionally there’s a first floor link from the new administration building to the Junior Primary Building (completed by Detail Studio in 2019).

The sky, the earth and the trees set the colour palette for the building internally and externally, with the desire to evoke a connection to nature and create a sense of fun and play.

This building reflects the consultation, explorations and aspirations of the St Martin’s community to continue the trajectory towards 21st century learning models that enables collaboration and inquiry based learning opportunities for their students.

South Australia Jury Presentation

The new Mackillop Building allows the St Martin’s community to enter a welcoming, spacious Reception area. The offices of Administration and Leadership Staff are nearby so they can easily be called to meet parents and visitors in either the meeting room or Boardroom.
Two staircases allow easy access to the first floor where 5 beautiful learning spaces, an amphitheatre and shared space are used by senior students-spaces designed with senior students in mind. All who work and learning in this building feel they have been provided with spaces that meet their needs and motivate them to be their best.

Project Practice Team

Allison Scarborough, Interior Designer
Isabella Ricci, Graduate of Architecture
Lisa Martin, Project Architect and Documentation Lead
Matt Martin, Interior Designer

Project Consultant and Construction Team

BCA Engineers, Services Consultant
Resonate Consultants, Acoustic Consultant
URPS, Town Planner
Wallbridge Gilbert Aztec WGA, Civil Consultant
Wallbridge Gilbert Aztec WGA, Structural Engineer
WT Partnership, Cost Consultant
Yardstick Landscapes, Landscape Consultant

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