Hunter Christian School Masterplan & Expansion

SHAC have delivered a masterplan leading to a new library, COLA and Trade Training Centre for the future needs of a growing inner city Newcastle school


Hunter Christian School


Mayfield, NSW
Hunter Christian School Masterplan & Expansion

The Hunter Christian School caters for students from Kindergarten through to Year 12. Having grown over recent years the original library and hall buildings have become outgrown. Additional specialised spaces were needed to cater for the increase in students, the change in technology, teaching techniques and the type and size of teaching aids used, including sporting equipment. Further to this, there was a need to provide a multi-purpose all weather sports surface for use during lessons, lunch, recess and for large school gatherings such as assemblies and community based events and performances.

The bright red box forming the library extension adds a splash of colour and interest to the back corner of the predominantly brick school setting. When glimpsed through the trees from the Industrial Highway, the school's corporate colour and discreet recessed light box hint at the school's presence beyond. The miniature window apertures on the northeast have been arranged to form a simple decorative pattern on the facade and evoke a response from students who are challenged to consider design as a solution to form and function.


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