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  5. Fulton Trotter Architects
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  7. Ambrose Treacy College Middle School Precinct / Fulton Trotter Architects

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Ambrose Treacy College Middle School Precinct / Fulton Trotter Architects

  • 17:00 - 14 December, 2016
Ambrose Treacy College Middle School Precinct / Fulton Trotter Architects
Ambrose Treacy College Middle School Precinct / Fulton Trotter Architects, © Alicia Taylor Photography
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  • Contractor

    Herron Coorey
  • Landscape

    Jeremy Ferrier Landscape Architects
  • Structural

    Bligh Tanner
  • Hydraulic

    MRP
  • Electrical /Mechanical

    Ashburner Francis
  • Heritage

    Ivan McDonald Architects
  • Quantity

    Johnson & Cummings
  • Civil

    bligh Tanner (DA), Cardno (Documentation)
  • Original Architect

    Charles Fulton 1938
  • Interior Designer

    Fulton Trotter Architects
  • Town Planner

    reel Planning
  • Traffic Engineer

    Pekol Traffic + Transport
  • Cost

    $7.6m AUD (excluding road works)
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© Alicia Taylor Photography

Text description provided by the architects. Fulton Trotter Architects has recently completed three new buildings as part of Ambrose Treacy College’s ongoing masterplan.
The masterplan is a response to the school’s continued transition, from St Joseph’s Nudgee Junior College – a junior school of years 4-7; to Ambrose Treacy College – a combined junior, middle and senior school of years 4-12.

© Alicia Taylor Photography
© Alicia Taylor Photography

Fulton Trotter Architects’ have designed the school’s masterplan to create a cohesive campus, yet with a distinct quality for each of the junior, middle and senior school precincts.

Accommodating 18 new learning spaces and ancillary spaces for years 9-10, the latest stage includes three new buildings:
• Callan Building, containing three general learning areas.
• Kilkenny Building, including specialist science, industrial arts and music facilities.
• Westcourt Building, housing two temporary general learning areas, a library, canteen and covered lunch area, as well as career and counsellor support services.

© Alicia Taylor Photography
© Alicia Taylor Photography

Situated on a stunning 40-hectare campus overlooking the Brisbane River, the new buildings are designed maximize the connection and views to the river, whilst maximizing natural light and ventilation.

© Alicia Taylor Photography
© Alicia Taylor Photography

The buildings are sensitively woven around a number of significant trees on site, embracing these as a focal point. As a consequence, special roof and gutter systems were designed to reduce leaf litter to overcome a major problem of the site.

Plan 1
Plan 1

The external facades of banded brickwork feature ‘box’ and the ‘arc’ forms, acknowledging the Edmund Rice Building – the school’s original, heritage listed, modernist brick building. Designed in the 1930’s by Fulton Trotter Architects’ founding partner, Charles Fulton, the Edmund Rice Building remains the focal point of the college campus.

© Alicia Taylor Photography
© Alicia Taylor Photography

The brickwork is complemented by an unashamed use of colour to excite the exterior facades. Colour and texture is continued internally, to create a bold and playful learning environment. The palate matures with the transition of precincts, from the junior to middle to senior classrooms.

© Alicia Taylor Photography
© Alicia Taylor Photography

The project also includes significant civil works, including interim upgrades to adjacent intersections; 95 new car parking bays and a new student drop off.

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Cite: "Ambrose Treacy College Middle School Precinct / Fulton Trotter Architects" 14 Dec 2016. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/800231/ambrose-treacy-college-middle-school-precinct-fulton-trotter-architects/> ISSN 0719-8884
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Ambrose Treacy 学院中学校区 / Fulton Trotter Architects