Forth Primary School, Forth
- Project Manager
- Harold Deverell
- Site Supervisor
- Simon Thompson
- Project Gallery
- see the photos here
The Performing Arts Centre is nestled between the existing cluster of buildings and the sports oval and connected via wide sweeping concrete paths and soft landscaping. The architect has cleverly considered the environment in which
the new structure would be placed and the relationship formed with school representatives enabled a sensitive approach to the design and materials used.
The new building's architecture ingeniously links the style of the existing school environment, echoing the use of red brick and bull-nosed weatherboards. The contemporary design, roof pitch and use of exterior aluminium composite panel together with the sheet colour and specific placement of black express joints, combine to provide an aesthetically pleasing optical view – creating a perfect blend between old and new.
The main hall features an elevated stage complete with audio-visual equipment and wing dressing rooms doubling as storage areas. Flanking the main hall are the community, seminar and music rooms, with all accessible from the main hall by large operable walls. Included are four sound proof music practice rooms plus new kitchen/canteen and toilet block.
"We take this opportunity to express our delight on how the building is performing in its capacity to underpin the teaching and learning program of the school and the quality and attention to every detail you have achieved in all aspects of the build."