Client : Department of Education WA
SITE were the education architects for this important community learning centre project which involved an extensive community engagement process with the local indigenous community. This process defined the site and place which we used to inform our culturally sensitive and community focused design response.
In collaboration with Bateman Grundman Wilson Architects, we undertook master planning, design and a documentation review of a new K-12 Learning Centre on the periphery of the Fitzroy Crossing township.
Informed by the site’s proximity to existing playing fields and hard courts, we created a progression concept where pupils move through their learning years from a southern area to the senior school and TAFE to the north.
Defined by crescent shaped covered walkways and a meandering dry river bed, the site has strong links to a hierarchy of different breakout spaces for individual Primary, community and Secondary focal points.
Commended in the 2009 Architecture Awards for Public Architecture, the 300 student school will be part of a Community Learning Precinct that will eventually include a child care centre for zero to three year olds, TAFE, community swimming pool and interpretative centre.