Noosa Flexible Learning Centre
Noosa Flexible Learning Centre strives to create an alternative, non-institutional learning environment for disengaged young people. The informal nature of the learning and gathering spaces provides a welcoming environment for young people who have hitherto shunned the notion of ‘school’, whilst reinforcing the Flexible Learning Centre Network’s ethos of ‘Respect, Safe and Legal, Participation and Honesty’.
This facility is an asset to both the social and environmental fabric of the Sunshine Coast community. Scattered pavilions ‘touch the ground lightly’ and speak to the Beach Shack aesthetic of the local area. They have been arranged in a way that minimises the amount of tree clearing on the site to protect the habitat of the native fauna. Also, the design incorporates a self-sufficient storm water filtration system that returns water to the earth.
2014 Stormwater Queensland Award for Excellence in Integrated Stormwater Design
2015 Australian Institute of Architects Sunshine Coast Regional Commendation
2015 CEFPI Australasia Award Winner of Category 1: New Construction, Entire New School
2015 Project of Distinction Winner in the New Construction category at the Association for Learning Environments (formerly CEFPI) International Awards
Photographer: Angus Martin
- Mark Trotter
- Katerina Dracopoulos
- Belinda Douglas
- Mark Kalinowski
- Heather Miethke
- Michael Andrews
- Laura Stevens