Whitefriars Catholic School- Caritas Building | Detail Studio

Whitefriars Catholic School - Caritas Building | Detail Studio | Photographer: David Sievers

2024 National Architecture Awards Program

Whitefriars Catholic School- Caritas Building | Detail Studio

Traditional Land Owners
Kaurna People
Year
2024
Chapter

South Australia

Category
Educational Architecture
Builder
Mossop Construction and Interiors
Photographer
David Sievers
Project summary

The Caritas Building at Whitefriars Catholic School is the result of a collective vision to create and deliver a high quality and engaging learning environment for junior primary students and educators in which to thrive. The materials are bold and striking creating a strong connection between external and internal spaces that enhances the school identity. The contemporary architectural language, predominantly defined by the textural, articulated precast panels, work in harmony with the existing school buildings and adjacent residential streetscape. The rich landscape design connects seamlessly with the building and interior providing important opportunities for indoor/ outdoor learning. Child-centred spaces promote happy engaged learners through connections and participation within the School and greater community.

Since completion in January 2023, the new learning building at Whitefriars Catholic School has provided a purpose-built space to facilitate the growing needs of the school. The twelve learning areas and common spaces work together harmoniously to provide a variety of opportunities for learning and collaboration amongst students and teachers.
With a focus on future growth, the building design represents flexibility to adapt to our changing needs while still meeting the requirements of our current staff and students. This building marked the beginning of a long relationship with Detail Studio from Master Planning to new projects in 2024 and beyond.

Project Consultant and Construction Team

Birdseye Studios, Landscape Consultant
KD Certifiers, Private Certifier
Lucid Consulting Australia, Services Consultant
PT Design, Structural Engineer
RLB, Cost Consultant
URPS, Town Planner

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Whitefriars Catholic School - Caritas Building | Detail Studio | Photographer: David Sievers

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