Sunnybank Hills State School - New Learning Centre | Deicke Richards

Sunnybank Hills State School - New Learning Centre | Deicke Richards | Photographer: Cam Murchison

2023 National Architecture Awards Program

Sunnybank Hills State School - New Learning Centre | Deicke Richards

Traditional Land Owners
Turrbal
Year
2023
Chapter

Queensland

Region

Brisbane

Category
Educational Architecture
Builder
Wiley
Photographer
Cam Murchison
Project summary

Sunnybank Hills State School is rapidly growing and is one of the largest state primary schools in Queensland. The new learning centre is the first two-storey building on the site and replaced a collection of ageing, demountable teaching spaces to provide contemporary learning spaces. Through the removal of these buildings the new learning centre has improved the connection of the original school buildings to the oval and the performing arts centre and addressed level changes across the campus to improve equitable access. The project includes a number of outdoor teaching spaces and recreational areas that connect students with the school’s impressive open green spaces.

Sunnybank Hills State School has students from very diverse cultural backgrounds and focuses on nurturing learning engagement and creating a sense of belonging and welcome for students and staff alike. The new learning centre provides a physical environment to support this commitment.

Queensland Jury Presentation

The new learning centre, is the most productive, fit-for-purpose, learning environment in our school. With over 1660 students, this building is the most highly valued by our staff and community alike.

The design, incorporating nineteen classrooms, each with access to breakout rooms, along with the practical and flexible learning areas, helps with supportive learning and collaboration.

Centrally located on campus, walkways and access points to the building, link all areas of the school, creating connectivity and utilisation of other facilities.

From the coloured sun shades and screens, timber ceiling features and landscaped courtyards, sets an exceptional standard in education.

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Sunnybank Hills State School - New Learning Centre | Deicke Richards | Photographer: Cam Murchison

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