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Brandon Park PS

Architecture architecture are the principal design consultant working with ThomsonAdsett, On-Paper and the VSBA on a new ‘community hub’ for Brandon Park Primary School. The gymnasium, cafeteria, music room, and staff rooms within the community hub are thoughtfully designed to reflect the school’s culture and pedagogy.

Windows along the gymnasium overlook the oval, creating a direct visual connection between the two sports facilities. The music room opens onto a gathering space, assuming the role of an amphitheatre.

The building’s textured material palette draws inspiration from natural surroundings with its external cladding divided into three distinct bands. A pale eucalypt green runs along the base canopy, supporting a metal core, and a translucent crown.

The green canopy is perched upon an array of pink columns, reminiscent of the flowering pink gum. It stretches between the gym and oval, providing shaded refuge for onlooking students.

Alternating segments of ivory brick and ply create a textured base of earthy tones. The translucent crown transforms into a beacon of light during evening hours, directing visitors toward after-hours recreational activities facilitated by the community hub.

Location  Brandon Park
Due for completion  2021
Budget  $6.8m