This piece of architecture was designed with a child's point of view in mind.
The retractable roof structure provides a much needed amenity to the main assembly area quadrangle. Students ,staff, parents and the general public are all the beneficiaries of the new system providing weather protection, better seating, landscaping and site lines as well as becoming a new central focus. Carefully inserted into the existing courtyard the new structure engages with the existing conditions on a number levels. Spatially the area is now framed and defined yet remains light and open.
Project Team: Grant Amon Architects and Nervegna Reed Architecture, Grant Amon and Toby Reed
Building Consultants: Big Red Shade Products and Melbourne Shade Systems
Model: Connor Gibson
Awards: 2010 AIA Award for Small Project Architecture
Publications: Inspire Australian National Architecture Awards 2010, Architect Victoria: Victorian Architecture Awards 2010
Monument Issue 101 Feb/March 2011
Photos: Sonia Mangiapane