Architects: Scale Architecture Location: Sydney, Australia Project Team: Matthew Chan, Bernard Cheng (Principal Australia St Infants School) Client: Australia St Infants School Project Year: 2009 Photographs: Brett Boardman
The Covered Outdoor Learning Area (COLA) is the result of the Australian Federal Government’s National School Pride initiative that provided Australia.
Street Infants School with a grant of $75,000 on the 6th April 2009. Bernard Cheng (School Principal) proposed to the Australia Street Infants School. Community Organisation (ASSCO) that a covered outdoor learning area be developed in response to the funding.
The Design consists of 3 folded planes that simultaneously negotiate the scale of the laneway, the existing brick pavilion and the playground. Sitting over existing playground works, the elegant steel structure is lined with plywood with expressed joints.
Plywood lining – BB Hoop pine, Mister Plywo0d Custom steelwork – Brian Cartwright, Custom Allot & Marine Roofing – Lysaght Colorbond