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