A Visit to Westmere Primary School
Rebuilding a school, in situ, with a full roll represents a significant challenge at multiple levels: community, student, teacher and leadership. This was the scenario faced at Westmere - a one hundred year old school with the majority of buildings in need of replacement. Working closely in partnership the school and architect developed a coherent understanding of a vision for studio environments that would reflect a vision for learning and teaching, and at the same time provide professional learning for staff that would ensure they were ready for the transition. From a design view the additional complication of working on a constrained footprint, with all the complexities of old infrastructures to deal with, formed significant challenges. During the visit we’ll hear from the school’s principal and architect, as well as have the opportunity to tour the new spaces.
Stay with us for a glass of wine afterwards to continue the discussion.
All are welcome!