Marist College, Ashgrove

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Location: Ashgrove, Brisbane
Client: Marist College

The Marist College’s master plan identified the provision of a Creative/Performing Arts Complex that includes a 300 seat theatre, rehearsal room and associated amenities, music centre, drama and dance areas, visual arts and film and television areas. The area of the school designated for this new building is on a steep slope, removed from the major school entrance. The design is for an Arts Precinct incorporating three new buildings.

The scale of these buildings was more in keeping with the existing school fabric. A generous pathway, the Arts Walk, was included in the design to link the three new buildings – Visual Arts, Music Drama and the Theatre.

The Arts Walk also serves as a new gateway to this precinct which will often be used after normal college hours. This design approach simplified the issue of building on the steep slope and avoided the requirements for a lift to accommodate equitable access.

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