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The Katsumata Centre at Kardinia International College was created as a tribute to the founder of the school and renowned educational advocate Mr Yoshimaro Katsumata. The brief from the school was to create a multiuse facility which symbolizes the schools progressive approach to educational delivery and the culture that the school embodies. The project has a relatively long history and an extended planning and formative period, with a sequence of initial schemes done for the site in 2004. The initial schemes for the site encompassed a 1600 seat state of art full theatre auditorium; however the significant costs coupled with the building’s inability to adapt to any other use led to a revision of the core design brief. The final design intent was to create a building which functions as a sporting facility and as full performing arts theatre - both without compromise to functionality, (as is generally typical to School multipurpose facilities).This to maximise the potential uses for the school and community for the given budget.This was achieved through the intelligent planning and intensive liaison with the John Goodfellow (School Principal and project visionary), stakeholders (from the sporting and performance/stage theatrics) and services, acoustic, lighting and related consultants. View more View full description
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