Casino Christian School, New Science Classrooms & Laboratory with Breezway Louvres
CASINO, NEW SOUTH WALES, AUSTRALIA
Casino Christian School is a non-Government Christian school located in North Casino, New South Wales, providing education to boys and girls from Kindergarten to Year 12. As a rural school with an evolving new look, this contemporary design by Richard Lutze and Associates captures the imagination and creates an uplifting learning environment for students and teachers.
The emerging design signals a change from the laid-back feel of this school, to a new dynamic, a creative and prosperous school ready and willing to embrace the science and technological revolution in the school system. A new Science building with classrooms and a laboratory manages to sit comfortably in this open rural environment, while also projecting a sense of dynamic learning into the school community.
The building has been designed with modern conveniences while also ensuring a sustainable passive layout, with large openable areas facing north overlooking rural vistas, providing good natural light and ventilation to the classrooms and laboratory through the use of Breezway Louvre Windows.
Internally, the design layout and design techniques, along with the latest state-of-art fixtures, fittings and finishes have been used to create a user-friendly science building to help excel the learning and teaching for those who occupy it. The result is a credit to the Casino Christian School’s Science Faculty who were involved in the design and consultation of the building with Richard Lutze and Associates.
This project won the 2017 Building Designers Association of Australia Design Award for Public Buildings/Structures.