DRA Coffs Harbour - Lia Mackenzie
Commercial Projects Group Port Macquarie
Designer Masonry Honed
St Patrick’s Primary School Macksville is a new K – 6 Catholic School located in Macksville NSW.
The planning, design, documentation and construction of the new $12.5 million school was the culmination of a ten year process and its success can be contributed to the relationship built between DRA Architects and St Patrick’s Primary School.
The entire school was constructed in 12 months by Commercial Project Group Pty Ltd, based in Port Macquarie.
The school consist of six new buildings including 14 classroom spaces. The design of the school is based on providing 21st century learning spaces that are flexible, interconnected and that provide passive supervision to external areas.
To assist in achieving interconnection between external circulation areas and the buildings was the combination of materials. The combination of Oatmeal and Ebony blocks in both smooth and honed finish is used in the external areas to assist direct both the students and staff into the buildings. The combination of these blocks is then used together on the facade of the Administration building which faces the main entry to the school and anchors the buildings to the site.