Melbourne Girls College

Transforming the existing resources centre, to create an environment where students can learn, explore and engage more freely.

Sector:

Community and Education

Disciplines:

Architecture, Interior Design, Project Management

Client:

School Council

Year:

2019 – completed

Role:

Principal Design Consultant and Superintendent

Budget:

$2 Million

Location:

Richmond, Victoria

Builder:

Prostart Construction

The Brief

Despite being a relatively new school, some of Melbourne Girls College’s facilities were under-utilised and unfit for purpose. The school engaged B2 to transform the existing library and adjacent learning spaces, to create a contemporary new learning environment.

The Solution

B2’s design solution involved the construction of a new extension and reconfiguration of existing spaces to better connect the indoor and outdoor environments. This provided the school community with contemporary new learning facilities that include:

  • Resources Centre, including library, study, multi-purpose space, media and presentation spaces.
  • Landscaped outdoor space with large external deck.

The building works involved the:

  • Construction of a new extension.
  • Reconfiguring and upgrading existing spaces.
  • Landscaping and construction of an external deck.

"The team have detailed knowledge of the latest pedagogical research which ensures their designs maximise learning and teaching outcomes for students and educators."

Karen Money

Principal