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Pine Community School / Riddel Architecture

  • 00:00 - 3 May, 2010
Pine Community School / Riddel Architecture
Pine Community School / Riddel Architecture, © Christopher Frederick Jones
© Christopher Frederick Jones

© Christopher Frederick Jones © Christopher Frederick Jones © Christopher Frederick Jones © Christopher Frederick Jones + 11

  • Architects

     Riddel Architecture
  • Location

    Arana Hills, Australia
  • Project Architect

    Ben List
  • Project Team

     Natalie List & Paul Grant
  • Engineering

     CLA Engineers – Brian Norris
  • Client

     Pine Community School
  • Contractors

     Glasby Constructions
  • Budget

     $219,926
  • Project Area

    225 sqm existing building refurbished, 76 sqm new work plus 73 sqm new verandah
  • Area

    0.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2009
  • Photographs

Text description provided by the architects. Although a small independent primary school, Pine Community School has been steadily growing over the last few years and had outgrown the existing facilities provided by their 1970s weatherboard building. The Federal Government’s Building an Education Revolution (BER) funding the provided the means to expand the school.

© Christopher Frederick Jones
© Christopher Frederick Jones

The existing building, which consisted of 3 classrooms (one being very small), office, kitchen, bathroom facilities and covered outdoor space, was all housed under the one gabled roof and in need of renovations. Originally constructed by the parents of the school at the time, the 1970s building is a rustic building of rough weatherboards and aluminium sliding windows and doors. There was little sense of arrival to the building and little architectural character, although a past parent had generously and artistically painted a mural on both end gables that provided a playfulness to the building.

© Christopher Frederick Jones
© Christopher Frederick Jones

Ben List of Riddel Architecture was asked to provide a scheme that included a new purpose- built library, office and store, as well as refurbishment of the existing building. As there was little sense of arrival at the school the scheme also included a new covered walkway/play area. The new additions were to be modest and sit comfortably against the existing building and reflect the relaxed and informal atmosphere between teachers and students.

© Christopher Frederick Jones
© Christopher Frederick Jones

Due to the tight boundary conditions of the site there was only one position in which the new addition could be located – at the very front of the building adjacent to the main access from the car park.

© Christopher Frederick Jones
© Christopher Frederick Jones

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Cite: "Pine Community School / Riddel Architecture" 03 May 2010. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/58425/pine-community-school-riddel-architecture/> ISSN 0719-8884
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