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470 Northbourne Ave
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Gungahlin Secondary


PERIOD: - December 2010 – February 201

Munns Sly Moore Architects have acted as the school architects for St Francis Xavier School in Florey since it began as a Years 7 to 10 high school in 1977.There have been many upgrades to College facilities over the last 37years. A progressive Master plan was prepared by Munns SlyMoore Architects in 2003 - 2009 and a series of stages proposed to expand existing facilities. The addition of senior students to the school; the increase in numbers of students and staff and changes in pedagogy over time have resulted in the need for refurbishment of the existing buildings and creation of new buildings and resources. The recently completed Student Services Hub building encompasses both stage 2 and 3 of this< master plan. The Student Services Hub is centrally located adjacent to the existing refurbished Resource Centre. The building incorporates previously disparate student based services into one central zone, or Hub, which connects to the existing school through the Resource Centre. Relocating these services to a central location has given the school a heart; a flexible but connected place to meet and share ideas and facilitate new and opportunistic learning modalities. The accommodated functions include: a senior common room, student hub for casual and breakout learning, student café; offices for student support staff, as well as a new staffroom and new classrooms to cater for the growing numbers of staff and students at the school. The design explores the interface between the existing and new buildings at numerous levels to ensure a seamless interaction. The building form revolves around a central double storey atrium which connects to the existing school with a new casual, breakout learning space organised along a spine defined by an expressed steel structure supporting a butterfly roof overhead. The hub space also acts to aid in passive cooling of adjacent spaces with a series of thermal chimneys set along the butterfly roof, extracting air< through high level motorized glass louvers opening between adjoining> spaces and the hub. Adjoining spaces also have mechanically operated low level ventilation louvers externally for cooling and night purge functions. The Hub is a vibrant and exciting place for the school to gather, learn and exchange information and ideas and provides an exciting example of educational design for today and into the future.,