Two projects delivered by Kane Constructions were recognised at the 2019 Victorian School Design Awards held on Thursday 7 November.
The awards recognise the role architects are playing in making Victoria a world leader in school design.
Finalists are selected for the innovation, creativity and practicality they have brought to designing new, or modernising existing, Victorian public schools.
Congratulations to Gray Puksand who received the award for Best Project Above $10m for Prahran High School, and Architectus and K2LD who were awarded the Minister’s Award for Excellence for the Growth Area Schools (GASP) Project.
One of three vertical schools to be delivered by the Victorian Government, Prahran High School is a co-educational secondary school which will accommodate 650 students.
Encompassing five levels of learning space for design, art, technology and science, the unique design responds to a comparatively tight site in an urban area.
The school features an open atrium at the centre of the building, teaching areas, a main performance space and outdoor terraces on every level.
The GASP Project comprised the design and construction of ten new primary and secondary schools located in the growth areas of Melbourne:
- Aitken Hill Primary School
- Ashley Park Primary School
- Burnside Primary School
- Dohertys Creek P-9 College
- Homestead Senior Secondary College
- Keysborough Gardens Primary School
- Mirripoa Primary School
- Oberon High School
- Pakenham Primary School
- Saltwater P-9 College
The first six schools were delivered in time for the 2019 school year with the balance ready for the 2020 school year.