Ambrose Treacy College, Middle School Precinct (Stage B)
Fulton Trotter Architects have recently completed three new buildings as part of the ongoing masterplan at Ambrose Treacy College.
The masterplan is a response to the school’s continued transition from St Joseph’s Nudgee Junior College (a junior school of years 4-7) to Ambrose Treacy College (a combined junior, middle and senior school of years 4-12).
Accommodating 18 new learning spaces, the latest stage includes:
Callan Building containing three general learning areas (GLAs).
Kilkenny Building including specialist science, industrial arts and music facilities, student amenities and plant space.
Westcourt Building two temporary GLAs, a library, canteen, admin: careers & counsellor, covered lunch area and student amenities.
The new buildings are designed to maximise the connection and views to the river, whilst taking advantage of natural light and ventilation. The buildings have been designed around a number of significant trees, embracing these as a focal point. Special roof and gutter systems were designed to overcome the major issue of leaf litter on the site.
The external façades of banded brickwork feature ‘box’ and ‘arc’ forms, acknowledging the school’s original, heritage listed Edmund Rice Building (designed by founding partner, Charles Fulton, in the 1930s).
Internally the buildings use colour and texture to create bold and playful learning spaces. The palette is intended to mature through the precincts.
The project also includes significant civil works, including interim upgrades to adjacent intersections; 95 new car parking bays and a new student drop off.
- Mark Trotter
- Hayley Crofts
- Greg Mulheran
- Tanya Mathers
- Michael Robertson
- Kate Tempest
- Erin Dawson
- Photographer - Alicia Taylor