Chilwell Primary School, Geelong

Chilwell Primary School has a bright and engaging, purpose built facility to drive their 21st century education program. Four learning spaces with a shared learning common and linked break out spaces engage students in individual, group, class and year sized learning practices, in efficient and thermally stable, healthy spaces.

Project Details

Architects
Third Ecology

Award
Commendation - Category 1B New Construction, Major Facility

Address
313A Pakington Street, Newtown, Victoria 3220

Submitter
Ryan Thompson, Third Ecology

Cost
$2,497,738.48 incl. GST & Consultants fees (excl. FFE allowance of $82,000)

Project Overview

Commendation – Category 1B New Construction, Major Facility

“This project demonstrates that a compressed planning process can result in a clever and innovative school facility, when clarity of the school’s vision is apparent in the briefing process.

Chilwell Primary School, built in 1878 on a on a small 1. 07 hectare site, responded to the BER funding and time constraints with a plan to break away from the past traditional style classrooms through a contemporary building that would fit with the heritage face brick school building.

The final built design by Third Ecology demonstrates all aspects of good design including the use of outside space integrated into the learning environment. A delightful feature of the project is the use of material and colour while the structural bones of the building are on display, promoting legibility and honesty. The building includes good ESD elements including well lit and naturally ventilated spaces.

Congratulations to Third Ecology and Chilwell Primary School.”

Andrew Gehling, Jury Chair

Chilwell Primary School has a bright and engaging, purpose built facility to drive their 21st century education program. Four learning spaces with a shared learning common and linked break out spaces engage students in individual, group, class and year sized learning practices, in efficient and thermally stable, healthy spaces.

Architects: Third Ecology

Award: Commendation – Category 1B New Construction, Major Facility

Address: 313A Pakington Street, Newtown, Victoria 3220

Submitter: Ryan Thompson, Third Ecology

Cost: $2,497,738.48 incl. GST & Consultants fees (excl. FFE allowance of $82,000)

Commendation – Category 1B New Construction, Major Facility

“This project demonstrates that a compressed planning process can result in a clever and innovative school facility, when clarity of the school’s vision is apparent in the briefing process.

Chilwell Primary School, built in 1878 on a on a small 1. 07 hectare site, responded to the BER funding and time constraints with a plan to break away from the past traditional style classrooms through a contemporary building that would fit with the heritage face brick school building.

The final built design by Third Ecology demonstrates all aspects of good design including the use of outside space integrated into the learning environment. A delightful feature of the project is the use of material and colour while the structural bones of the building are on display, promoting legibility and honesty. The building includes good ESD elements including well lit and naturally ventilated spaces.

Congratulations to Third Ecology and Chilwell Primary School.”

Andrew Gehling, Jury Chair

This page last updated: Wednesday 22 August 2012