State of the art Creativity Centre for this century's learners
Work is underway on Peninsula Grammar’s state of the art Creativity Centre.
Principal Stuart Johnston, along with senior school leaders, Heads of School, the builders and architect gathered at the site for a turning the sod ceremony to mark the start of works.
Mr Johnston said students required more than a classroom to advance their thinking and propel their learning.
“They require a landscape in which to immerse themselves and an environment that grows with them,” he said.
“Our landscape, like our learners, is ever changing.”
Mr Johnston said the Creativity Centre, which is due to open for the start of the 2021 school year, would meet the needs of this century’s learners.
The fjmt designed Creativity Centre has been designed to provide contemporary pedagogy spaces within a sustainable environment.
The two-level timber building sensitively responds to its context addressing the Middle school and adjacent sports oval.
It features a double height gallery, a state of the art 162 seat presentation space, resource centre, nine flexible learning commons including an outdoor classroom, a specialised virtual reality classroom and multiple Maker Spaces.
The Creativity Centre has been designed to maximise interconnectivity between spaces while carefully fostering creativity and design.
In addition, external seating terraces allow for viewing of sports on the oval and new amenities for staff and students.
The iconic building will become the new centre for Middle Years students, showcasing innovative and sustainable values, promoted through new learning environments and spaces to be used by the whole school community.