The design of Ballarat Clarendon College’s Year 9 ‘Yuulong’ Campus largely evolved from the bushfire risk management of the site, in addition to a landslide risk assessment and the mitigation of tree and vegetation clearing. As such, very limited areas of the site were appropriate to be built on, making the siting of facilities meticulously considered.
The brief from the school was to design the campus buildings comprising of common spaces, a bushfire refuge, student dormitories and staff housing, to have a minimum lifespan of 40 years and to incorporate passive solar design principles where possible. In addition, the impact of development on the site and to the environment was to be minimised.
Working concurrently with these physical brief requirements was the balance of designing a home away from home for students equipped with appropriate comfort and safety precautions, whilst facilitating a challenging remote term.
Colin Brandt, Architect
Danica Foo, Graduate of Architecture
Katsuto Ikeda, Graduate of Architecture
Peter Williams, Director
Peter Wolf, Documentation
Tim Lang, Design Architect
Cundall, Services Engineer
MDG, Landscape Architect
OPS Engineers, Structural Engineer
St Quentin Consulting Pty Ltd, Geotechnical Engineer / Land Surveyor
SWA, Building Surveyor
Terramatrix, Bushfire Consultant
Tract Consultants Pty Ltd, Town Planner
Turner & Townsend Pty Ltd, Quantity Surveyor