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By Carmit Harnik Saar   16 Mar 2022

Rammed Earth Design Concept at Central Coast Steiner School

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We are pleased to share a progress image from construction at Central Coast Steiner School with Reitsma Constructions, featuring the rammed earth wall, a key sustainable design concept being implemented with the creation of a new multi-purpose facility.

Featuring a presentation space, theatre style seating, three flexible learning spaces, a double storey foyer and associated amenities, the design will provide socially and environmentally responsive solutions creating pleasant and engaging spaces internally and externally.

Reflected in the below image, the use of the rammed earth construction method has been selected, which has a lower carbon footprint compared to use of concrete. The proposed form and aesthetics are in response to environmental, social, historical and contextual factors as well as the “organic functionalism” which is a guiding principle of the Steiner education stream applied to the built form of their educational facilities.

Reflecting the colours and textures of the Central Coast, the new space will echo the character of being a multicultural, creative and adaptable education facility, connected to its community.

Carmit Harnik Saar