Stradbroke Primary School - Early Learning Hub | Das Studio

Stradbroke Primary School - Early Learning Hub | Das Studio | Photographer: David Sievers

2024 National Architecture Awards Program

Stradbroke Primary School - Early Learning Hub | Das Studio

Traditional Land Owners
Kaurna People

South Australia

Educational Architecture
EmAGN Project Award
Sarah Constructions
David Sievers
Project summary

Located adjacent Morialta Conservation Park in Rostrevor, Stradbroke Primary School incorporates Walker Learning principles to offer an inquiry-based, transdisciplinary, student-centred curriculum. The project brief sought to replace an aged building with learning spaces and nature play for Stradbroke’s Reception students, to align facilities with the forward-thinking pedagogical approach of the School.

Prioritisation of the direct learning outcomes of built form result in a building that acts as a beacon for the possibilities of curiosity, inquiry and play whilst simultaneously connecting to the surrounding built and natural environments in a manner that feels of its place. Siting, planning and materiality all contribute equally to this outcome.

A collaborative relationship between the design team, client and key stakeholders and a creative approach to project problem solving unlocked value that allowed for refurbishment works to adjacent Year 1 spaces, creating an Early Learning Hub for the School that equitably connects the junior cohort.

Working with Das Studio was a genuine collaborative design process between educators and architects. The vision for the project was to create contemporary, innovative, flexible early years teaching and learning spaces, linking the indoors to outdoors, reflecting a calm yet stimulating range of large and small areas to inquire, explore, experiment, play and learn. The architects and builders certainly delivered on this concept.

The new building facilities are a valued asset to the school. The building project team was outstanding in their service. The project was an enormous undertaking and the team worked with true professionalism and dedication.

Project Consultant and Construction Team

Able Access, Disability Access Consultant
Andrew & Associates, Surveyor
Arborman, Arborist
Aurecon, Services Consultant
Capisce QS, Quantity Surveyor
Greencap, Environmental Engineer
Innovis, Civil Engineer
Innovis, Structural Engineer
Trento Fuller, Building Certifier
WAX Design, Landscape Consultant

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Stradbroke Primary School - Early Learning Hub | Das Studio | Photographer: David Sievers

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