PLC Learning Resource Centre

Project Details

Architects
Cox Architecture Pty Ltd

Address
141 Burwood Highway Burwood, Victoria 3125 Australia

Submitter
Karen Liew

Cost
$10.5million

Photographer
Dianna Snape

Project Overview

Presenting itself front and centre as an important new sentinel/gateway building for the campus, Presbyterian Ladies College’s new Learning Resource Centre, through its planning and architectural form, sets out to create a new focus for the school and learning environments that are/ is designed around patterns of human interaction, a “Learning Landscape” approach. Project Description (no more than 350 words)

Presenting itself front and centre as an important new sentinel/gateway building for the campus, Presbyterian Ladies College’s new Learning Resource Centre, through its planning and architectural form, sets out to create a new focus for the school, connecting with and drawing in the unique fabric of the college’s established formal and semi- formal learning spaces and settings, sports ovals and formal gardens. The two storey Centre as a light, bright and open space facility that maximises views to the neighbouring hockey fields and sports oval. A combination of library, flexible learning hubs, quiet study spaces for smaller groups and breakout spaces make up the program of the building with the architectural form shaped and influenced by new ways of learning within these spaces, spaces that promote collaborative working and learning amongst students and teachers.

The Centre creates space types and building forms that are/ is designed around patterns of human interaction, a “Learning Landscape” approach, an approach that is about leveraging the power of planning for interaction at the campus level and Rather than approaching design and planning from the traditional perspective of siting a new building as a generic space type, the Learning Landscape approach defines a developing future school campus by envisioning a series of overlapping networks of compelling places and hubs. These networks offer choices to users, a balance of formal and informal type spaces, spaces where knowledge sharing and study can occur, that generate synergies through adjacencies and the clustering of a variety of programs and facilities. Dedicated staff and student space types will include:

This page last updated: Thursday 3 April 2014