Stafford Heights State School
Clever use of materials help this multi-purpose complex shine
Clever materials use elevates the functionality and aesthetics of this education architecture marvel. This multi-purpose complex, designed by our expert school architects, showcases the essence of innovative education design. Featuring a spacious hall, multiple kitchen/canteen areas, and meeting/cafe style rooms, this facility seamlessly integrates with the education campus. Adjacent to terraced seating and shaded grassy inclines, the centre strategically connects with the main entrance of the school, offering dynamic and layered connections to the existing pool and tennis courts. Covered walkways ensure convenient access throughout the school while providing an active and protected edge to the facilities.
One of the key strengths of this multi-purpose complex is its intelligent use of materials. The innovative application of fibreglass sheeting and small custom-made pivot doors allows for optimal natural light and ventilation, while maintaining security and privacy. This not only enhances the learning experience but also reduces costs associated with traditional glazing and security systems. These functional elements also serve as captivating light features that engage the public when the hall is in use.
The massing breakup of the complex creates a visually pleasing and cohesive structure that harmonies with the surroundings. The strong roof line serves as a unifying element, connecting the separate buildings and creating an inviting public frontage. Our design approach emphasises integration and connectivity, ensuring that the complex functions as a unified entity during public events while maintaining a strong link to the school's identity and culture.
Stafford Heights, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
Completed June 2010