A new school site was selected to distance the learning environment from negative social issues associated with Wiluna’s town centre. Consultation with local Indigenous and community groups ensured an appropriate design for cultural and educational needs.
The remote location required the use of transportable buildings. Materials comprise CFC sheet, composite insulated panels and recycled composite decking. Parasol roofs spanning classroom blocks provide extensive shading in this ‘edge of the desert’ location. Local artists’ work is incorporated through solid and perforated art screens, engendering a sense of community ownership. The project received the Colorbond Steel Award and Commendation at the WA 2008 AIA Awards.
Client:Building Management & Works, Department of Education