Portland Secondary College
Completed June 2019
–1:1 Architects were engaged to design and document Capital works at Portland Secondary College in Portland, Western Victoria. The project involves the refurbishment of existing buildings at the school.
– An AMP Gate 2 masterplan report was carried out to ascertain the most effective use of the budget in line with the school’s vision.
– During the design, several meetings and presentations were held at the school as part of an extensive consultation process. This included community, administration and student involvement in a series of exercises designed to establish a comprehensive design brief.
– A warm palette and materials were chosen due to their ability to fit the school’s needs and compliment the design.
– The design involves calls for the re-orientation of axial movement through the building. Whilst maintaining the general functional layout, the building aims to become more of a neighborhood catering towards the community, staff and students.