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Central Coast Grammar Junior School

Student-centred learning environments

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The new K to 6 junior school facility at Central Coast Grammar School has accelerated the school’s capacity to deliver the next generation education which has been at the heart of its strategic plan.

Designed with the principle of student and staff wellbeing in mind, learning environments were developed centred on students rather than classrooms. Adaptable furniture and learning spaces give teachers the flexibility to facilitate individual focus, group projects and grade workshops according to different learning intentions and learning styles.

As part of a large educational campus, the need for distinction, easy navigation and the creation of a sense of belonging were key to the design. To this effect, three buildings corresponding to different year groups (K-2, 3-4 and 5-6) were constructed with flexible learning spaces that flow into seven neighbourhoods, seamlessly transitioning onto landscape gardens and terraces.

The playful concept of the Treehouse formed the overarching conceptual framework, bringing to life a narrative of exploration, creativity, challenge and a connection to nature. Sensitive terracing which follows the natural ground fall, both for building and landscape, allow for friendships to flourish in separate, secure and age-appropriate outdoor play zones for each year level.

Each of the facility’s thirty light filled learning spaces is fitted with cutting edge technological enhancements to individualise learning and connect students in exciting and absorbing real world scenarios.

Architecture, Landscape Architecture, Interior DesignDiscipline
EducationSector
Erina, NSWLocation
CompleteStatus
Central Coast Grammar SchoolClient
Marline Newcastle Pty Ltd, Northrop, Reitsma, TCB Project Management, Osborne & SongCollaborators
$25mBudget
Discipline
Architecture, Landscape Architecture, Interior Design
Sector
Education
Location
Erina, NSW
Status
Complete
Client
Central Coast Grammar School
Collaborators
Marline Newcastle Pty Ltd, Northrop, Reitsma, TCB Project Management, Osborne & Song
Budget
$25m
Andrew Duffin
Director - Design
Andrew Leuchars
Director, Principal - Landscape Architecture
Carmit Harnik Saar
Associate, Education
Hung-Ying Foong Gill
Associate, Interiors
Andrew Duffin
Director - Design
Andrew Leuchars
Director, Principal - Landscape Architecture
Carmit Harnik Saar
Associate, Education
Hung-Ying Foong Gill
Associate, Interiors

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Andrew Duffin

“Beauty in architecture is a beautiful mix of art and science. Fundamentally it is all about people and shelter.”