Freeling Primary School STEM Additions

Location:
Freeling, SA
Completion Date:
December 2017
Client:
DECD / DPTI
Cost Range:
$1 Million
Photographer:
BDCO Architects
Sustainable Features:
Double Glazing, Natural Daylight, Locally Sourced Materials

Following a successful partnership with Freeling Primary School, Department for Education and Child Development (DECD), and Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure (DPTI) we were commissioned to design and detail the internal renovations to existing section of the Administration Building to create an environment for students to embrace STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Maths) as part of the $250 Million STEM Works Upgrade undertaken by DECD.

The new space created addresses the resource centre, and the main entry through a series of colourful display boxes. The open space allows for opportunities for students to engage in STEM activities including robotics and science experiments. The configuration of the spaces allows teachers to manage and teach individual students and groups of students simultaneously.  Following consultation with Acoustic Consultants each space was designed to minimize noise transmission.

 

Our project team consisted of the following;
SECON Consulting Engineers – Electrical, Hydraulic, and Mechanical Engineers
Chris Sale Consulting – Cost Managers
Resonate Acoustics – Acoustic Engineers
Jim Wilson Pty. Ltd. – Structural Engineer