radford college: specialist centre

  • Type
  • Education
  • Client
  • Radford College
  • Location
  • Bruce, ACT
  • Project Details
  • The specialist centre is the first project completed for Radford College as part of the Stewart Architecture Masterplan. The architecture integrates into the context by relating to the form and materiality of the existing Junior School buildings. Following the Radford College pedagogy of flexible learning spaces and a central ‘Inquiry Space’ the spaces have been designed to adapt to the growth of the school’s curriculum and student body.

    As the campus grows, this exemplar project leads with a principle masterplan strategy to maximise usable outdoor space. The footprint of the building occupies a previously steep garden bed and utilises the topography to provide two levels of building both with at-grade access.

    Learning spaces are filled with natural light and wide overhangs control solar access in summer. Outlook is provided over the campus and to the surrounding bushland. The building has a floor area of approximately 1000sqm. The upper floor includes four 80sqm learning spaces with interconnecting walls. The lower floor provides a 400sqm multi-purpose space for full junior school assembly, the after-school program and lunchtime activities.