Meet our new vertical school

We’re designing a brand-new vertical primary school for the Victorian School Building Authority. It’s a second campus of the existing North Melbourne Primary.

“We have imagined the campus as a big cloud — something dynamic, filled of knowledge, dreams, aspirations and data. Our imaginary cloud hovers over and through the site, and is a bubbling network of interconnected thoughts, themes, and hotspots mapped three dimensionally,” says our Director Andrew Lilleyman.

“It is realized in the building’s architecture as bubble-like entrances at street level; cantilevered forms for the kindergarten space on the top floor; and when sliced through, radiating patterns to the sun shading to the main Molesworth facade. The outdoor spaces are included in this network of patterning, there are swirls and rounded shapes form play areas, topography, soft and hard landscaping.”

We have designed the campus after working with Bush Projects to masterplan it. Construction is expected to start in mid 2021 and the school will open in 2023.

Read the full article from ArchitectureAU here.