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Child Care St Kilda
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School Facility Hampton Park
School Facility Timboon
School Inverloch
School Timboon
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Inverloch Primary School (DEECD)
Bayview Avenue, Inverloch
use New School
area 1,740sqm
cost $4,600,000
completed 2011

The innovative new Inverloch Primary School is a canvas; it is a front, a fence and an invitation to draw the community into an activated shared landscape. Through the dark fronted feature entry reveals a contrasting light inland landscape, generous externalised circulation and outdoor learning focusing on a feature court.
New buildings are organised in a linear fashion. Class spaces are clustered to form ‘learning houses’ interconnected by covered ways. The design celebrates its place by adopting the form and function of nearby Anderson Inlet, funnelling access through a central main entry. An internal courtyard is a literal translation of the Inverloch coastline to create a seat-edge to the outdoor assembly area.
A building profile and section were designed, amongst other things, in response to passive solar response, ventilation, natural light and acoustics. The section is a prototype adapted along the length of the building to best-fit the program within.

Photos by Peter Bennetts

Short listed for the 2012 Australian Institute of Architects Awards, Regional Prize.

TS Constructions receive 2012 Master Builders Regional Building Award.

2012 feature on Architecture News Plus, Archello, Architizer, Archdaily