The new Visual Arts Building at Sunshine Coast Grammar School provides a future-focused art facility for all students within the school.
The project was uncovered as a priority during our master planning process with the school, which explored existing and emerging practices of learning within the beautiful and nature-focussed campus.
Originally envisioned as a refurbishment project, the complex flooding issues within the site required a new building, allowing the school to develop a purpose-built centre that responds thoughtfully to both its function and the much-loved campus setting.
The Visual Arts Centre is a robust and contemporary building that accommodates a multidisciplinary hands-on art curriculum. Its sawtooth roof and expressed roof structure evoke an industrial aesthetic that is in stark contrast to the domestic language of the original campus buildings. The building has set up a new direction for the campus where the nature of the learning activity is clearly expressed.