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Guymer Bailey presented St Eugene College as a new generation of educational architecture in Brisbane

Australia Architecture News - Mar 29, 2021 - 10:13   1798 views

Guymer Bailey presented St Eugene College as a new generation of educational architecture in Brisbane

Guymer Bailey is a forward-thinking, multi-award-winning practice with a creative, considered and collaborative approach to architecture, landscape and interiors.  In 2020, St Eugene College was awarded the best project of Learning Environments Queensland Awards. This project is located at Station Road Burpengary, Queensland, Australia.

"After completing the St Eugene College masterplan, Guymer Bailey was engaged to undertake the Stage A works. This included the refurbishment and extension of an existing two-storey classroom block as well as the construction of a new covered walkway through the centre of the school and four new multi-purpose sports courts," reported by Guymer Bailey.


Image © Guymer Bailey

Image © Guymer Bailey

"The existing classroom block was reconfigured to create eight large classrooms that are organised in pairs and linked by a small breakout ‘pod’. 

"Each classroom features separate flexible learning areas that revolve around a teaching concept." 

"These include "The Campfire" where students focus on the teacher and whiteboard, ‘The Watering Hole’ for collaborative group work and discussion, ‘The Cave’ for independent work and ‘Life’ for outdoor learning" said Guymer Bailey.


Image © Guymer Bailey


Image © Guymer Bailey

As the studio highlighted, "a large landscaped covered verandah was also included in the extension to create a seamless flow from indoor to outdoor learning." 

"Designed with future flexibility in mind, classrooms on the same level also open to maximise teaching options. A HVAC monitoring system has also been installed, to monitor and manage the energy use within classrooms Stage B works at St Eugene College are currently underway, which includes an extension of the Prep area."


Image © Guymer Bailey


Image © Guymer Bailey


Image © Guymer Bailey

Image © Guymer Bailey

"Stage B works at St Eugene College are currently underway, which includes an extension of the Prep Precinct" reported by Learning Environments Queensland.


Image © Guymer Bailey

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