"This development will be the key that unlocks the School's future"
Ascham School Statement

Ascham School Science and Duntrim Boarding Centre

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Details

DA Architect- Tzannes Associates; DESIGN DEVELOPMENT AND DOCUMENTATION - BVN
Client
Ascham School
Location
Ascham School, New South Head Road, Edgecliff, New South Wales, Australia
Value
$20,000,000.00
Services
Revised DA; briefing; Design Development; Design Documentation; Tender and Award; Construction
Size

4,800m² GFA

Description

This project includes a new Science Centre and Boarding House for Ascham Secondary School.

The new science centre has a 130 seat tiered lecture theatre and nine laboratories that are centred around an informal learning area over 2 levels and connect to a garden that is incorporated in the learning process.

The multi-faceted, flexible and interactive nature of the design is tailored to suit the Dalton Plan – an approach to learning which involves a combination of lessons and studies where each student makes active decisions about how she works and learns.

The Boarding House provides 68 beds, with tutor accommodation, in a series of new and existing buildings including Duntrim House, a large heritage listed structure. The buildings and their gardens have been designed to create a nurturing and supportive environment, enabling the young girls to dwell, study, socialise and retreat in a variety of spaces from communal to private, active to passive and energising to calm.

 

 

Location

Ascham School, New South Head Road, Edgecliff, New South Wales, Australia

Brief Elements

  • Science Centre
  • 9 Laboratories
  • 130 seat lecture theatre
  • Boarding House
  • 68 Beds
  • Communal landscaped outdoor space

Summary

  • Seamless integration of internal and external spaces supporting flexible outdoor learning
  • Science laboratories designed to be multi-use for other disciplines by location of all services and benches along wall and flexible seating in centre
  • Adaptive re-use of heritage building to boarding house

Consultants

EPM Projects
Project Manager
SDA Structures Pty Ltd
Structural & Civil Engineers
Whipps Wood Consulting
Civil Engineers
Shelmerdines Consulting Engineers
Mechanical Engineers
QS1 Pty Ltd
Quantity Surveyor
Moris Goding Accessibility Consulting (MGAC)
DDA
Engineering Partners
Electrical Engineers
Donnelley Simpson Cleary
Hydraulics Engineer
JK Group
Geotechnical
Cundall
ESD