Symmetry - Paddington
The development of the Middle School has enabled the relocation of Year 8 students from the Senior Campus into a 21st Century learning community for students in Years 6, 7 & 8 of their schooling. They are now safely connected with the senior campus via the new pre-cast concrete underpass across the busy Shenton Road. To the north of the new Middle School building a landscaped ‘quad’ has been created to enable outdoor learning opportunities directly from the Library, Food Technology Studio and Art Rooms. The space is also a connector for students as they transition down to the main playing fields further to the north. The architectural language for the new buildings take their design queues from the surrounding architecture of both the residential (Shenton Road) and institutional (Scotch) buildings nearby. Facebrick and stone cladding tie the new buildings to the colour and materials palette of the Junior School and Boarding buildings as well as the smaller scale residential architecture opposite. The brick detailing of the main Middle School building is borrowed from the Memorial Hall building further up Shenton Road built in the 1950’s.