‘We’re seeing some quite remarkable things coming out of the Year 5-6 Centre. We are definitely getting new learning outcomes.’ – Paul Turner, Principal, Woodleigh School
The Year 5 and 6 Centre was designed to provide an education setting for team teaching to support the school’s developing pedagogy.Three classrooms interlink with a student commons providing breakout and group project space. The project was designed to the 5 Star Education Tool. Smart integrated building systems alert staff and students as to when they can naturally ventilate the learning spaces to minimise reliance on energy consuming mechanical systems. Environmental and energy data is also collected and collated for analysis by the students. The project included design of the Library, science/art, ecology, performance and collaborative learning spaces.The structure uses extensive recycled and timber material content, integration with the natural landscape and natural light and operates a mixed mode passive and assisted ventilation system.