O’Neill Building Nudgee College

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Location: Sandgate Road, Boondall
Client: Nudgee College

The school master planning process identified the O’Neill Building as suitable for refurbishment as the new middle school facility accommodating years 5-7. The new internal planning orientates teaching areas around a multi-function, active circulation space that breaks out of the building form defining the new access points to the building. Corridors become ‘breakout’ teaching areas for art, IT, and small group activates.

The building was extended in a westerly direction to include a covered activities area overlooking the adjacent playgrounds. This space has become the hub of the middle school precinct connection to playgrounds to the south and the rest of the school to the north. A key strategy of the planning was to create a legible floor plan that connects to the pathway network, culminating in two new staircases. These in turn link to the covered play area and set down area to the west, and the main central road of the school in the east.

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