St Mary’s Primary School

2012 Public Building Award  AIA Victoria

Bairnsdale, East Gippsland

New School Hall/Gymnasium/Theatre in Bairnsdale funded by the Federal Government BER program. Internally precast concrete panels and steel form a single structure without redundancy and constitute a moderating thermal mass fully isolated from the external environment. This is sheathed in self-spanning high performance insulated steel panels and multi chambered polycarbonate cladding. Primary ventilation is un-passive and provided for by a 100% fresh air/energy recovery system. A simple landscape gesture combined with a tile patterned wall forms an external amphitheatre for theatre and performance.

Project Architect: Tim Hall & Associates
Design Architect: tUG workshop
Engineer: Tim Hall & Associates
Environmental Engineer: tUG workshop
Interiors: Tim Hall & Associates
Quantity Surveyor: Prowse Quantity Surveyors
Landscape Design: tUG workshop
Mechanical Engineer: John Cloke AIRA P
Contractor: Brooker Builders

Budget $2.50mil.
Completed 2011