Kane Constructions was awarded the contract to build a state-of-the-art Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) teaching and sports hub in Miller Street, North Sydney. Critical in both its amenity for the students and to the School in its aim to educate and empower young women, the facility includes a swimming pool and learn to swim area with associated teaching and learning spaces. Designed by Tonkin Zulaikha Greer, the facility is named after the Greek mathematician, physicist and inventor, Archimedes; referencing the underlying scientific intent of the project.
The new building is designed around a five level atrium space with an amphitheatre. This covered open space is formed and framed by the existing school building and a series of new circulation and teaching balconies. The lowest level of the new building contains the aquatic centre. The STEM hub is located at the Miller Street level and is formed by five laboratories, which can be rearranged to reflect different class requirements. This new ‘Nucleus Senior Ecosystem’ provides Years 10, 11 and 12 students with a multifunctional suite of spaces for group and individual study, parent functions, exhibition space, seminar space and evening study.
The $40M project reached Practical Completion in July 2020.