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Altona P-9 College

ALTONA

2010

The redevelopment of the Altona P-9 College was a 5 year process, resulting in architecture that is relevant to the progressive educational aims of the college, and expressive of sustainability and strong community-building.

The college is organised around ‘living and learning communities’, where each community is an integral self contained facility. Multi-modal open-plan learning spaces were developed in response to the school’s requirements. 

The architecture moves from conventional ‘teacher centered’ teaching modes to a ‘student centered’ learning, helping build collaborative teaching with a project-based curriculum. 

Photography: David Ascoli

Winner of the 'Best School above $3.5m' Award at the School Design Awards 2010