Tamborine Mountain College Library
Tamborine Mountain College is a small independent school in North Tamborine. In 2007 the school appointed Fulton Trotter Architects to prepare a masterplan for their school, to accommodate an increase in enrolments from 125 students to 250 students over a number of years. Existing demountable buildings will in time be replaced with new purpose designed buildings to better suit their educational needs.
The Library Building is the second stage of the masterplan and continues the design language from the Stage 1 – Science Building completed in 2009. The school masterplan is inspired by the local topography and the beautiful rainforest environment of the Tamborine plateau. The buildings represent the solid, basalt rock of the plateau, contrasted by lightweight connecting walkways which evoke a sense of walking through the rainforest. The buildings are of a small intimate scale, in keeping with the school’s philosophy, and are arranged around a central play space, providing a buffer to neighbouring properties.
Future stages will be constructed to complete the masterplan, dependant on student enrolments and funding availability. Future facilities include a purpose built art + music building, specialist technology spaces, new administration building, and a new sports hall.
For more information, please visit the Tamborine Mountain College website.
- Paul Trotter
- Nathan Hildebrandt