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scotch oakburn college

scotch oakburn college

project: Scotch Oakburn College

location: Newstead, Tasmania

description: A significant multi-stage project for Scotch Oakburn College features biomimicry design – golden mean proportion, DNA helix, and fractal forms – which connect us with the natural environment through built form to create an inspiring and exciting place of learning.

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australian technical college – inveresk

australian technical college – inveresk

project: Australian Technical College – Inveresk

location: Inveresk, Tasmania

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west launceston primary school

west launceston primary school

project: West Launceston Primary

location: Launceston, Tasmania

description: This project incorporated an Early Learning Facility and Multi-purpose Hall.

Key to this project was maximising opportunities for play outdoors and experiencing and exploring the world of nature. Budget was carefully balanced between built space and landscape soft spaces. Interestingly, the stakeholders directed the form and colours of the building with a strong desire to literally connect the new facility to the Gorge and surrounding environment. This is arguably an example where the mesh between educationalist and architect created an interesting dialogue. The interior spaces are well planned and functional giving both the public and the school ease of access and functionality. The library at West Launceston is heritage listed and required special consideration and heritage approvals.

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st thomas more’s catholic primary school

st thomas more’s catholic primary school

project: St Thomas More’s Catholic Primary School

location: Launceston, Tasmania

description: What started out as a limited architectural service to develop a masterplan quickly flowed on to become a three stage whole of primary school transformation. Taking a group of ageing buildings with free flowing rain water coming through roofs, walls and floors, needing major asbestos removal, featuring poor access and dilapidated dark small spaces we, figuratively speaking, turned a sow’s ear into a silk purse.

The methodology and collaborative approach Birrelli Architects specialises in worked through processes with stakeholders: prioritising values, aims and objectives, developed concepts for review with budget checks, delivering value engineering with successful educational outcomes for what is now regarded as an exemplary new 21C TCEO primary school.

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scottsdale primary school

scottsdale primary school

project: Scottsdale Primary School

location: Scottsdale, Tasmania

description: The Refurbished Library, Administration and New Multi Purpose Hall for the school was delivered with great cost effectiveness and innovative solutions. The school had not aged well and from the front door to the back door was a series of endless level changes in small cramped poor functioning spaces.

Birrelli designed a new front door for an enhanced first impression of the school and turned upside down the sequence of spaces and the way they function. Within the old building we increase the area of library by 40% without any additional footprint, and transformed it from a dark dusty repository for books into a light filled, active resource centre. The Administration was turned from a stale internal set of small space that had no clear circulation into a legible healthy working environment looking into a rediscovered courtyard letting good natural ventilation and light into all areas. The new Multi Purpose Hall is front and centre on entry and allows the school a new found ‘connectivity’ with its local community, a wonderful sports and cultural centre and adds to the first impression one gains on visiting the school.

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