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Diocesan School for Girls Common Room

Diocesan School for Girls Common Room

The Common Room project was Stage 2 in the Master Plan, providing Study Rooms, Kitchen and Bathroom facilities, 2 modern Dance Studios and locker for Years 11-13.

The building footprint is small with pedestrian traffic paths crisscrossing the site that is bounded by weatherboard heritage buildings, a 3 storey Science Centre and some dominant Kauri pine trees.

The cylindrical form of the building enhances a successful flow and movement pattern around the campus and a bridge links with the adjoining buildings to provide accesss and interaction with the majestic trees at a high level.

The zinc cladding provides a strong visual impact on the tight site and also successfully links the disparate characters of the surrounding buildings.