Gungahlin College, Library, CIT Learning Centre and Town Park

The Gungahlin College project is a mix of educational and community facilities in an integrated campus with a strong sustainability focus. It encourages a student-centred, interdisciplinary, collaborative approach to learning in a flexible, enriched learning environment featuring an innovative and seamless alignment of technology, pedagogy, and space provision.

Project Details

Architects
Munns Sly Moore Architects & Williams Boag Architects Pty Ltd – Architects in Association with Rubida Research & Jeff Phillips Consulting

Award
Overall Winner – 2012 CEFPI Australasia Award

Address
23 Gozzard Street, Gungahlin, ACT 2912

Submitter
Munns Sly Moore Architects

Cost
$63,000,000

Project Overview

Overall Winner – 2012 CEFPI Australasia Award

“In looking for an overall winner the jury sought to identify an exemplary project that brought together a thorough approach to consultation, briefing, design and commissioning, in a manner that could clearly demonstrate the best in education facilities planning.

As a result, the jury needed little time to agree on the winning scheme, Gungahlin College in the A.C.T.

A feature of the winning entry that particularly enthused the jury was the fact the journey for this facility started with that a thorough educational brief, clearly targeted at the particular needs of the developing community it served, and contemporary research into how students learn, and it concluded with an equally thorough users guide to the learning spaces, in the completed facility.

It is a facility with no learning spaces that would resemble traditional classrooms, but nonetheless comprises entirely of spaces which are designed to encourage self- directed and collaborative inquiry-based learning. At the same time it is a model of environmentally sustainable building design.

Congratulations to Munns Sly Williams Boag, Rubida Research, Jeff Phillips Consulting, and the A.C.T Education and Training Directorate and Gungahlin College.”

Andrew Gehling, Jury Chair

The Gungahlin College project is a mix of educational and community facilities in an integrated campus with a strong sustainability focus. It encourages a student-centred, interdisciplinary, collaborative approach to learning in a flexible, enriched learning environment featuring an innovative and seamless alignment of technology, pedagogy, and space provision.

Project Details

Architects: Munns Sly Moore Architects & Williams Boag Architects Pty Ltd – Architects in Association with Rubida Research & Jeff Phillips Consulting

Award: Overall Winner – 2012 CEFPI Australasia Award

Address: 23 Gozzard Street, Gungahlin, ACT 2912

Submitter: Munns Sly Moore Architects

Cost: $63,000,000

Project Overview

Overall Winner – 2012 CEFPI Australasia Award

“In looking for an overall winner the jury sought to identify an exemplary project that brought together a thorough approach to consultation, briefing, design and commissioning, in a manner that could clearly demonstrate the best in education facilities planning.

As a result, the jury needed little time to agree on the winning scheme, Gungahlin College in the A.C.T.

A feature of the winning entry that particularly enthused the jury was the fact the journey for this facility started with that a thorough educational brief, clearly targeted at the particular needs of the developing community it served, and contemporary research into how students learn, and it concluded with an equally thorough users guide to the learning spaces, in the completed facility.

It is a facility with no learning spaces that would resemble traditional classrooms, but nonetheless comprises entirely of spaces which are designed to encourage self- directed and collaborative inquiry-based learning. At the same time it is a model of environmentally sustainable building design.

Congratulations to Munns Sly Williams Boag, Rubida Research, Jeff Phillips Consulting, and the A.C.T Education and Training Directorate and Gungahlin College.”

Andrew Gehling, Jury Chair

This page last updated: Wednesday 22 August 2012