Y2 Architects - Garry Thompson
Mt Ridley College is a new State Government school located in the City of Hume. The need to develop this new school came as Hume was recognised as one of Melbourne’s large growth corridors. Situated on a 14 hectare site, Mt Ridley College caters for prep to year 12 students and has the capacity to enrol 1600 students.
The design intention reflects current pedagogical philosophies and the school was developed as four distinct communities; Years 4, 5, 8, 9 and 10 and 12, with the possibility that Special Needs students shall be incorporated into, or adjacent to, these communities.
Having four distinct communities is evident with each community’s building varying in the architects design. Each building has individual colouring and distinctly different block work. The architect has chosen three different colours incorporating the colours in an individual way