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arry & Rosenthal Architects’ latest
design is not just a place for learning-
it’s an iconic landmark that the
whole community can enjoy and
identify as its own.
Taking centre stage in the design is a large
landscaped courtyard in which the school and
local community can gather together as one
for special events and celebrations.
Each learning area has a strong visual and
physical connection to the surrounding external
spaces and natural environment.
Internally, the rooms are large and open, with
smaller ‘learning pods’ that provide more intimate
spaces for quiet reflection and interaction.
A palette of warm natural materials from rammed
earth and timber to zinc cladding was selected
to achieve an energy-efficient, unique aesthetic
and at the same time reduce long-term ongoing
maintenance costs. The classrooms are designed
and orientated to optimise passive solar effects,
natural lighting and natural ventilation.
Since its completion, the school has been the
winner of numerous industry awards, including
commendations from the international Council of
Educational Facility Planners, and the Australian
Institute of Architects.
PARRY & ROSENTHAL ARCHITECTS
The recently completed Stage 1 of Mother Teresa Catholic School has already proven
a welcome and successful addition to the emerging Baldivis community.
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