The Senior Learning Centre accommodates year 11 and 12 students in a special learning community which encourages a sense of personal pride, leadership and ownership within the students. The design provides a variety of inspiring, flexible spaces for study and social interaction between students and teachers. It also encourages collaboration, self-paced and self-directed adult study patterns. The new Senior Learning Centre accommodates multipurpose learning areas, learning lounge and individual and group study breakout areas. A tiered lecture theatre allows for formal teaching of large groups, while small rooms allow more intimate group learning.
Insulation and acoustic ceilings were added to the roof to improve the thermal & acoustic performance of the existing building and the original clear storey windows maximise natural light and ventilation into the internal learning environment. The opening up of the existing perimeter spaces and their conversion into multipurpose learning areas, complete with distinctive open and transparent detailing, enhances a sense of clarity, legibility and enquiry.
This project is the recipient of the following:
2010 Council of Educational Facilities International Commendation for Modernisation of School
2010 Australian Institute of Architects Award, Category: Interior Architecture
2010 Master Builders Excellence in Construction Commendation, Category: Best School Building WA