- Article by Online Editor
- Photography by John Gollings
- Architect McBride Charles Ryan
This project is a new multi-purpose hall for the Templestowe Park Primary School.
Visitors approach the school alongside the new building where a colonnaded canopy/ giant portico signifies a formal entrance to the school and its grounds. The building form is based upon a parabola, which was selected to most efficiently contain performance and sporting functions.
The east façade is painted to refer to the ubiquitous Olympic Stripe exercise books. In using this pattern, a powerful visual memory common to many Australian childhoods is recalled and an institutional identity based upon elements of school life is established.