COLA Australia St Infants School

Commendation – NSW Architecture Awards, Small Project Category 2010

 

The Covered Outdoor Learning Area (COLA) is the result of the Australian Federal Government’s National School Pride initiative that provided Australia Street Infants School with a grant of $75,000 on the 6th April 2009. Bernard Cheng (School Principal) proposed to the Australia Street Infants School Community Organisation (ASSCO) that a covered outdoor learning area be developed in response to the funding.

The design consists of 3 folded planes that simultaneously negotiate the scale of the laneway, the existing brick pavilion and the playground. Sitting over existing playground works, the elegant steel structure is lined with plywood with expressed joints.

Team

Matt Chan

Client

Australia Street Infants School

Where

Newtown, Sydney, Australia

Collaborators

Charles Blumer, SDA Structures , Mark Churcher , John Jones , Chris Field , Bernard Cheng

Photographers

Brett Boardman

Status

Completed 2012