School for Student Leadership Snowy River Campus

Client

Department of Education and Training

Completed

2006

Location

Marlo, Victoria

Budget

$ 3.8 million

Areas

Architecture
Interior Design

The School for Student Leadership Snowy River Campus is a Department of Education and Training initiative offering a residential educational experience for Year 9 government school students to develop personal skills, leadership qualities, fitness and an awareness of rural environmental issues.

The building was designed to foster a sense of community in the form of a village hub with reception area, dining hall, learning centre, kitchen, storage and staff areas. From this hub spring residential accommodation arms articulated to express organic growth. The connection to the landscape is reinforced with the incorporation of environmentally sensitive design principles such as a thermal flue, which assists in managing the natural heating and cooling of the living environment.

Construction efficiency was essential given the remote location. This was achieved through the selection of a pre-built panellised construction system, designed to provide a visually rich composition. The design creates an immediate welcoming presence in the landscape.

Awards:
2007 Winner CEFPI Victorian Chapter Architectural New Construction New School

2007 Commendation School Design Awards 

Construction efficiency was essential given the remote location. This was achieved through the selection of a pre-built panellised construction system, designed to provide a visually rich composition.

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