Mindarie Senior College

p1060735p1060723p1060734p1060730p1060728p1060725p1060736p1060739This is Mindarie Senior College, designed by Donaldson and Warn in 2002/3. It is a school only for year 11/12s and it is amazing. It packs the usual school buildings dispersed over the site, and stacks them into 2 fingers cranked off a double height atrium/circulation space and has a courtyard space in between. Very efficient in terms of access, site coverage, and solar orientation. the use of materials suitable to the site, which is harsh and punishing, are executed extremely well.  Public art is also featured prominently in the school and adds a rich texture and depth to the scheme, especially as it is incoporated in to parts of the building. Great entry/focal point to, a little constructivist sign post thing. Great.

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