Surf Coast Secondary College

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Project Name: Surf Coast Secondary College
Designed By: Suters Architects
Location: Torquay, VIC, Australia
Stage: Complete
Budget: $24 Million
Roles & Responsibilities:

  • Construction detailing – with focus on facade to roof details
  • Building information modelling with Revit
  • Design & documentation team member

Surf Coast Secondary College is an 8,000 sqm secondary college for 925 students, incorporating a middle school, senior school and indoor sports facility with joint use arrangements with Surf Coast Shire Council.  As the site for the new college is part of a wider civic precinct serving the rapidly growing coastal area of Torquay in Victoria, the brief requires that the new school design must play an important part in creating a cohesive community precinct.  The project represents a focal point for the rapidly growing community.  The character of the Surf Coast inspires the design intent; referencing the materiality and the colours of the natural coastal surroundings and the vernacular architecture of the site’s rural fringe.

The school itself is designed to celebrate eco friendly materials and energy efficient design techniques with a key focus on the communication of environmental responsibility and ‘green values’ to the student population.

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  • Date: 2010
  • Client: Department of Education & Early Childhood Development, Victoria
  • Filed under: Educational