Wilson Architects has designed a new Learning Hub for St Andrew’s Anglican College – a rapidly-growing school on the Sunshine Coast. The new Learning Hub was officially opened recently by The Honourable Dame Quentin Bryce, the Right Reverend Dr Jonathan Holland and College Principal Reverend Chris Ivey. The Honourable Dame Quentin Bryce said the Learning Hub not only provided an inspiring place for students to learn but represented a significant contribution to architecture for education in the State.
Wilson Architects’ design intent was to give the school a learning heart and provide a highly-flexible space that could be used for a full spectrum of activity. From concerts and large gatherings to small group meetings and quiet study sessions. Internally, contemporary materials such as glass and metal are balanced with Solid Timber DecorSlat to add warmth and richness to the learning space. Meanwhile, a covered outdoor gathering area supports large numbers of students in an open-air learning setting.
"We built a new Learning Hub with library and collaborative spaces at St Andrews Anglican College earlier this year. Our architect specified Decor Systems’ acoustic paneling range for the ceilings and some the walls, and we have to say we’ve been very pleased with how they’ve turned out.
The acoustic properties of the panelling systems contain the sound of several hundred students playing or talking all at once, and manage the noise without killing the atmosphere. We’ve been incredibly impressed by their effectiveness. The panels are hardwearing, they’re maintenance free, and they look fantastic, so from a facilities perspective, they really tick all the boxes!"
Facilities Development Manager
St Andrew’s Anglican College