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Building & Facilities

BUILDING & FACILITIES

Northam Senior High School – Arts Centre

Year: 
2015
Location
: Northam
Western Australia
Client
: DoE / BMW
Value: 
$9M

DesignInc was commissioned to design a new Arts Centre for the historic Northam Senior High School. In addition to the Arts Centre, the scope of work included refurbishment of the existing Administration block, associated siteworks and paving.

Funded by the Royalties for Regions Scheme, the project will provide a much needed Music and Visual Arts Centre for the School. The Arts Centre will provide a performance space for Music and Drama, with retractable seating and dual use occupancy for classroom structures.

Tilt up concrete walls with specialist internal linings create the performance area. Lightweight steel frame and wall construction elsewhere clad with red brick to match the traditional School building materials and finishes, keeping the new building modern and simple so as not to detract or conflict. The administration area was refurbished within the heritage building to present a modern and corporate prestige look that benefits the school.