Calvary Christian College Technology Centre
The Technology Centre is part of a concept Masterplan completed by Fulton Trotter Architects in September 2011, which intends to organise the major functions of the College by creating significant zones – Town Centre, Primary, Secondary, Sporting and Church. The Technology Centre is part of the Secondary School zone, and is closely related to the existing Science Centre and general learning area buildings, which helps to form a major function in providing unity within the school environment.
As a ‘signature’ building, its location on the College site provides important visual exposure from Woolcock Street, and is adjacent the existing watercourse, which is a central and dominant wetland element in the schools landscaping.
The Technology Centre design responds to the north Queensland tropic climate which is reflected in the large eaves, natural ventilation, excellent outdoor/indoor relationships and screening elements to the west, which help respond to the hot afternoon sun.
The building is naturally lit from the east and the south facades, with pockets of high level glazing to the north to service the scale of the generous ceiling heights. The exposed steel columns, beams, mechanical ductwork and naturally finished timber trusses inside and out are strong visual elements, which make reference to the industrial aesthetic and functionality of the Technology Centre.
Colour has been used as a unifying element between the primary and secondary schools, highlighting the ‘Calvary Christian College’ colours and picking up on some of the existing colours from the primary school. This philosophy will be continued in future development on the site in efforts to create a unified image.
- Paul Trotter
- John Hay
- Belinda Campbell
- Louisa McCoy
- Olivia Di Pasquale
- Heather Miethke
- Mohit Thomas