Stanton Dahl have been working with the school over a number of years to develop a masterplan that enables the expansion of the school from a primary to a K-12 facility, relocating from its current location adjacent the SAN hospital to a new location within the Estate. This vision was realised this week with the opening of the first of three school buildings on the site. The building includes general learning classrooms, science lab, music room, art studio and a food technology room.
The architecture incorporates strategies to appropriately articulate the buildings mass and scale within the surrounding context. These include expressed modulated facades and screening, with ‘lantern boxes’ clad in a translucent skin to the upper level to create lightness. Floor to ceiling windows provide plenty of natural light while also offering superb views of the surrounding neighbourhood.
Work will now begin on another multi-storey building, which, when completed, will house the junior school.