About the Project:
This project involved the adaptive reuse of an existing heritage listed school hall. As part of the school’s masterplan, the vision was to re-establish the building’s significance, and redefine the school’s social heart through its revitalisation.
The integrated, multi-functional educational and community use area required innovative thinking to make suitable adjustments to the ground level, unlocking additional space for the school to expand into. This additional space complements the school’s evolving pedagogy through rapidly increased education opportunities.
The reuse of this building enabled the rationalisation and connectivity of multiple levels of play areas and circulation links. This transformation secures the historic built form for future generations.
Conrad Gargett (formerly as ABM Architects) designed, documented and performed superintendent services of the project.
The project was awarded the 2012 National Trust of Queensland Heritage Award – Silver, for Adaptive Reuse.