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Dalyellup College I Parry & Rosenthal Architects INSTITUTIONAL
arry & Rosenthal Architects were engaged
by the Department of Finance, Building
Management & Works in September
2011 for the master planning, design,
documentation and total procurement of Dalyellup
College Stage 2.
The southwest portion of the site was developed
in 2009 as a middle school, with 600 students from
years 5 to 10. Facilities consisted of three main
buildings around a central courtyard, car parking,
hard courts, cricket pitches, storage sheds, an oval
and covered area. The stage 2 works include two new
double-storey learning centres with a learning link,
a single-storey Design and Technology facility, new
tennis courts, a hockey pitch and more parking.
The reception area has been enlarged and
modified, and some teaching areas in the original
middle school have been modified. The new
buildings provide state-of-the-art facilities in
the use of technology, science, computing and
ARCHITECT | Parr y & Rosenthal Architects
BUILDER | BGC Construction
BRIEF | Develop the existing middle-school campus to
accommodate third-millennium teaching for up to 1200
students from years 7-12 , including general learning areas,
lecture theatre, student services, staff facilities, sports
teaching and playing fields.
LOCATION | Dalyellup, WA
design and technology, with the overall layout and
classroom providing more flexible learning and
teaching spaces for up to 1200 year 7 to 12 students.
The new buildings have been designed to be in
keeping with the ongoing development of the site.
Existing courtyards have been added to and linked,
while current pathways have been extended. The
use of both polished conventional concrete block
combined with aluminium-framed glazing create
a clarity of architectural language and a durable and
Internal spaces are designed for specialist uses
with an emphasis on openness, natural light and
ventilation, universal access, excellent acoustics
and legibility. Teaching spaces are provided with
views out to the natural environment and are linked
with wide learning corridors vertically connected
by open, glazed stairways.
Careful attention to the landscape design
provides an interface between the buildings
and the outdoor learning areas, providing for
passive and active recreation. Artworks by
Anne Neil are integrated into the new buildings
and courtyards, providing shade and a unique
point of interest.
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