SG2 Design
SOUTH-EAST SECONDARY COLLEGE. Bendigo, Australia, 2009-2010.
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I was part of the project team while working at Hassell, for the design of a proposed new rural high school campus (capacity 2,000 students) to replace an existing school in Bendigo.

The campus consists of seven new buildings arranged in a horse-shoe formation around a central agora. The proposed buildings each serve a different function such as classrooms, technical facilities, a multi-purpose hall/ auditorim, etc. The buidlings are visually 'linked' via an internal colonnade of V-shaped steel beams and columns.

Each building has been treated with a tiled facade pattern (on the elevations facing the agora), of fibre-cement panels painted the different colours of the rainbow. The buildings are steel-framed, enclosed in precast concrete and fibre cement sheet panelling. The new buildings focus on ESD principles, relying on louvres for cross-flow ventilation, use evaporative cooling, rainwater tanks and harvesting and are fully equipped with detectors to monitor each building's water and energy consumption.

I focussed primarily on the design and documentation of the multipurpose hall/ auditorium and the technical workshop building, coordinating specialist consultants and liaising with the school principal and the Education Board.

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