MERBEIN P-10 COLLEGE, MERBEIN

STATUS: UNDER CONSTRUCTION

The metaphor of the “Watering Hole” was created to bring four existing school communities together as the new Prep – Year 10 College in Merbein, a 750-student primary and secondary school. A number of workshops were conducted with a spectrum of the community present in order to aid the selection of the site with the Community’s best interests at heart. Key ideas explored were the potential for building footprints that would lend themselves to flexible teaching and learning environments that would have the potential for indoor-outdoor connections, a variety of outdoor dispersal spaces, opportunities for facilities that could provide greater community links, provide safe zoning of school buildings and sporting areas, and provide footprints that would lend themselves towards sustainable building outcomes in the warm environment.