Department of Finance
Building Management and Works
Darch, Perth WA
Located north of Perth on an elevated former market garden site in Darch, this school affords the opportunity for a visually prominent facility within the community. The College was designed as a fully comprehensive secondary school for Years 8-12 students and allows expansion to accommodate Year 7.
The site is divided into two areas; the upper level contains building facilities while the lower level contains sports playing fields. The project site planning successfully dealt with an 8.0m fall with all buildings on a single level. The form, massing and architectural language of the buildings provide a distinctive appearance and civic presence for the school. A compact layout orientated around central protected courtyards provides easy access to all facilities and enables ‘lockdown’ of these courtyards for security out of school hours.