Yackandandah Primary School, Yackandandah VIC

Winner - Category 2 - Renovation of School / Major Facility

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Winner - Category 2 - Renovation of School / Major Facility

Project Overview

"Growing Spaces - Reaching New Heights"
This school in a small country town has been reinvented in a way that has challenged the community but ultimately has exceeded the expectations of the students, staff and the community alike. An innovative approach to heritage, and the challenges this has posed has contributed to community changes in attitude and approach. There is a good integration of passive and active ESD initiatives that inform the design and the users. The high level of community consultation before and during the design process has led to clear pride and ownership by the school. While most significantly a new build, the connection and response to the existing site, buildings and context is well done and builds on existing relationships. Positive changes in student attitudes and behaviour are already being seen across the school.

This page last updated: Tuesday 11 September 2012