Hawthorn West Primary School
This large extension to the historic brick building at Hawthorn West Primary School was developed under the BER programme to a very tight timeframe of four months for design and documentation. The extension includes nine classrooms in a flexible, interconnected layout, and a large teaching external roof deck.
The extension is connected to the main school building with a steel bridge at the first floor. Classrooms are well lit and ventilated, and sunlight is controlled by external sun shading. Timber, carpet, linoleum and cork finishes provide Hawthorn West Primary School with a durable and acoustically soft internal ambience. Timber wall, floor and roof structures were used extensively to enable ease of construction and to increase environmental sustainability.