Places for learning in the landscape
The Shellharbour School building is an addition to an existing school campus located on a picturesque hillside south of Sydney. The site is located next to the existing theatre and forms the last element in the current masterplan. The building contains a diverse set of functions that do not naturally co-exist: drama, music and food preparation. The budget was incredibly tight and based upon a low square metre rate applied to the basic area schedule. However, looking across the masterplan it was obvious that the adoption of a spreadsheet-based procurement logic had precluded any thinking about interstitial spaces that provide for the informal meetings, conversations and activities so important for creativity and communication.
"Third Space" Diagram
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