OUR LADY OF THE ASSUMPTION CATHOLIC PRIMARY SCHOOL, NORTH STRATHFIELD, NSWDecorZen
Decor Systems has been delighted to contribute to this revolutionary, award-winning project.
Australian Institute of Architects (RAIA) NSW Chapter Milo Dunphy Award for Sustainable Architecture
Australian Institute of Architects (RAIA) NSW Chapter Educational Architecture Award
Learning Environments (LE) Award for Renovation/Modernisation over $2M (Stage 2)
Australian Interior Design Awards (AIDA) Interior Design Impact Award (Stage 1)
National Award for Sustainable Architecture
Daryl Jackson Award for Educational Architecture
Best Adaptive Reuse, Sustainability
Prefab + Modular, Sustainability
Highly Commended – Education + Research, Sustainability
Our Lady of Assumption Catholic Primary School is newly refurbished including an extension to the existing facilities building, purposely created to cater for the rapid growth of younger children in Western Sydney. Located in North Strathfield, the primary school offers learning to 450 students from kindergarten through to Grade 6.
The building provides four levels of flexible and open learning spaces, constructed with cross laminated timber and glulam. The innovative design, intended to cater for 450 students, showcases the best sustainability practices, with a focus on natural ventilation and high-performance timber products.
Movable screens and joinery allow for a multitude of teaching configurations and large bi-fold doors open to the timber deck, the purpose being to invite the outside in and create an inspiring learning environment.
The new development features a four-storey atrium space, a column-free assembly hall, a rooftop playground, a single basement car park. Lastly, an additional storey timber frame structure housing flexible learning facility on top of the existing concrete building was created, with full-length balconies connecting the classrooms.
Working closely with BVN Architects, Decor Systems supplied a DecorZen acoustic timber perforated solution to acoustically and aesthetically enhance the education space whilst catering to the needs of collaborative learning through the utilisation of modern technology – ultimately meeting Our Lady of Assumption’s objectives.
Sustainability and wellness were key ingredients to this development. The commitment Decor Systems has to these key areas is demonstrated by our long-standing certifications which ensure our acoustic systems are sourced from sources that contribute to the longevity of our planet. This includes accreditations from:
- Good Environmental Choice Australia (GECA)
- Forestry Stewardship Council (FSC)
- United Nations Global Compact