In 2010 the Department of Education’s Knox Regeneration Scheme brought with it our first opportunity to design a Prep to Year 12 facility - Boronia College.
The project spanned six years, two stages and totalled $25 million. This is the largest project that Minx Architecture has been involved with to date.
Once again relationships between school, architect, builder and Department of Education were critical to the project, particularly given the timing of the stages, which had a 12 month wait between completion of the first and commencement of the second.
This was a political project from the outset. Two schools merging onto one site, with a “tree sanctuary” in the middle of it, provided a number of challenges to the design team and the school community. Communication and collaboration were the key to the success of this project.
The new K-12 school is comprised of:
New administration, resource hub and senior learning centre.
New art and technology facility
New science centre
New performing arts centre and hospitality wing
New multimedia centre
New middle years learning centre
New junior years learning centre
Refurbished foundation years learning centres
New outside hours school care facility
New landscaped central hub area
New sporting ovals and covered hardcourt area
It was a terrific opportunity to work with two school communities to bring them together to create a new K-12 learning environment.