The Marian Centre,
INDOOROOPILLY, QUEENSLAND, AUSTRALIA
Learning spaces are naturally ventilated with Breezway Louvres
It comprises conventional laboratories and classrooms as well as flexible layouts that enable interaction between disciplines. Facing the school lawn to the west is an amphitheatre for outdoor teaching and social use that leads up to a main level from which an openable auditorium extends up to the penultimate level of the building. The auditorium is a further social space when not in use for lectures.
All circulation spaces in the building are naturally ventilated. The undulating screens at either end allow classrooms and laboratories to open up to the elements, and operable glazing through the use of Breezway Louvre Windows along the long edges promote air cross-flow throughout the building.
The traditional owners and ongoing custodians of the land are the Yuggera people.
This project was recognised with a Commendation at the 2021 LEA Awards for Excellence in Educational Facilities.