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PLC Learning Resource Centre | Interiors

Burwood, Melbourne

Presenting itself front and centre as an important gateway building for the campus, PLC’s Learning Resource Centre creates a new focus for the school through its form, connecting with and drawing in the unique fabric of the college’s established formal and semi-formal learning spaces and settings, sports ovals and gardens. 

The Centre creates a new participatory architecture that actively supports communities of learners, harnessing the potentialities of a 21st Century Campus, its physical spaces and places, pedagogical changes and emerging learning environments. 

We understand that learning extends well beyond the classroom, it has become richer and more complex. With advanced technologies generating new ways of learning and the tools to support them, students are seeking more collaborative and immersive experiences within the Campus environment.  

The various space types and environments within the Centre have been organised like a City Campus into public, semi-private and private areas. The most community-centred of spaces being the central ‘Market Place’ an active community hub defined within and by a light filled central atrium, undulating roof form and expansive glazed façades that float, fold and wrap themselves over a diversity of activities in and around the building.  

Technical Information

City
Burwood, Melbourne
Year
2012
Client
Root Projects Australia
Status
Completed, 2011-2012
Key Consultants
Waterman AHW, Rimmington & Associates
Builder
APM
Gross Floor Area
300m2