Glenunga International High School

Project Details

Architects
Studio Nine

Address
99 Le 'Estrange Street Glenunga , SA 5154 Australia

Submitter
Studio Nine

Cost
$9,943,000.00

Photographer
James Knowler

Project Overview

A new school building accommodating an information technology centre, administration, student support and learning areas this new facility is a proud representation of the progressive and sophisticated nature of Glenunga International High School and the South Australian Education System.

The new building is a proud representation of the progressive and sophisticated nature of Glenunga International High School.

The brief called for increased school accommodation, the siting of a building on a complex site; its relationship with existing infrastructure and the need for an improved public interface; a building with a 12 month construction program.
The end user called for a building that embodied School Values; 'Excellence, Opportunity, International Mindedness and Harmony ' as well as facilitating 21st Century learning models.

Accommodation includes an Information Technology Centre, Support Facilities and Learning Areas.
The new building provides a strong street address, representing the solidarity of the school in the local community, the progressive education the school offers the surrounding community, as well as a symbolic ' out-reaching hand to the passer by. '

The building fosters the notion of a caring community through interlinking light filled spaces and a uniting visual language.

Optimum Solar Orientation, Sun Shading, Solar Arrays, Smart Power, Lighting and Air Conditioning Systems feature.

The use of low maintenance materials and flexible floor plan facilitate a product with a long 'product life '.
The building has 'International ' presence yet maintains modest, sophisticated appeal through simple forms, colours and materials.

This page last updated: Tuesday 26 May 2015

2015 Category 2 New Construction Major Facility