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Our Lady Help of Christians Primary School - Administration Building

Bold use of colour with a restricted palette help define and identify the buildings

  • Client Catholic Diocese of Cairns
  • Type New Build
  • Location Cairns, Far North Queensland
  • Industry Education
  • Completion 2011
  • Cost $1.16M

The new two-level building facing the street, provides a repositioned entry and gateway to the school, welcoming students and parents alike. The concept for the new building as conceived through across the board collaboration, resulted in an architectural outcome that redefines the identity of the school in a contemporary manner.

Numerous consultative sessions were held with the stakeholders, including school staff and parents, which radically changed the main circulation spine within the school brought together and connected all the previously segregated buildings and outdoor spaces. Bold use of colour with a restricted palette help define and identify the buildings. New graphics were also part of the works.

The new Admin Building forms a welcoming addition to the face of the school, resolving some of the security issues and providing a safe covered on site pick up area for the children.