South Melbourne Primary School
- Urban Design
- Interior Design
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Addressing the shortcomings of the campus’s previous development, Hayball’s masterplan re-imagined the school as an integrated learning environment. The main aim was to provide upgraded facilities that embrace the 21st century learning model, while also reflecting the community’s values.
The new Gandel Besen Building accommodates junior primary-aged learners in a student-centric environment, doing away with the traditional ‘cells and bells’ model and incorporating the latest in pedagogy as it relates to architecture. We created learning spaces that reflect common themes in contemporary education such as team teaching, group spaces, withdrawal nooks and external learning areas. As well as successfully integrating new and old buildings on the campus, we responded to the brief by incorporating the Jewish culture into the learning settings, through the creation of specialist teaching environments for Hebrew studies. There are also strong connections between the interior and exterior, in line with the requirements of some religious celebrations.
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