Swan View SHS Maali Kaadadjiny Centre | MODE Design

Swan View SHS Maali Kaadadjiny Centre | MODE Design | Photographer: Bryan Angerson

2023 National Architecture Awards Program

Swan View SHS Maali Kaadadjiny Centre | MODE Design

Traditional Land Owners
Whadjuk people of the Nyoongar nation
Year
2023
Chapter

Western Australia

Category
Brian Kidd Enabling Architecture Prize (WA)
Educational Architecture
Builder
Solution 4 Building
Photographer
Bryan Angerson
Project summary

Maali Kaadadjiny Centre was designed to address the needs of Swan View SHS and the broader community for a dedicated Aboriginal Education Centre to house the hugely successful Aboriginal focused Academies. MODE Design was engaged to deliver a facility that improves the experiences of those that engage with it, whilst providing the necessary amenities of the major academy programs the school offers.

The use of colour played an important role in the aesthetics and references the colours of the Aboriginal flag and the unique Western Australian sunset. A red brick base wraps around a form that is topped with lightweight cladding with a feature black brick element marking the entry. Prefinished FC sheets of fading orange tones are layered in a way to emulate a sunset. This contributes to a form that appears to be emerging from the adjacent building, reflecting the developing knowledge and guidance shining through.

Western Australia Jury Presentation

School Principal, George Sekulla, vision for the project is that this could be a landmark facility, not only to address the needs of Swan View SHS, but also one that could become the potential driver for the implementation of more of these types of education centres across the State.

Project Practice Team

Bryan Angerson, Graduate of Architecture
Carl Ko, Project Architect
Erin Warner, Interior Designer
Johanan Ling, Quality Assurance
Stuart Preston, Design Architect

Project Consultant and Construction Team

ATA Engineering, Services Consultant
ATC Williams, Geotech
BPA Engineering, Civil Consultant
BPA Engineering, Structural Engineer
ETC Solutions, Electrical Consultant
Gabriels Hearne Farrell, Acoustic Consultant
Gabriels Hearne Farrell, ESD Consultant
Philip Chun, Building Surveyor
PSS Group, Surveyor
RW Quantity Surveyor, Quantity Surveyor

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Swan View SHS Maali Kaadadjiny Centre | MODE Design | Photographer: Bryan Angerson

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