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St George College Library


Mile End

 

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St George College Library


Mile End

 

The Best Library Allows You to Read the Community as Much as the Books Inside It


St. George College Library

Invite (2009)

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Master Builders Excellence Awards - Excellence in a Commercial Refurbishment/Redevelopment up to $5 Million 2010

 

The Federal Government’s BER works program provided fortuitous impetus for St George College plans to build a new library at its Mile End campus. As a relatively new school, founded in 1983, with modern facilities and a historic significance as the first Greek Orthodox college in South Australia, the college prides itself on providing a contemporary learning experience for its students.

  A brightly coloured, open plan layout enables the books to become the focal point of the space

A brightly coloured, open plan layout enables the books to become the focal point of the space

Tectvs, as master planner and architect for the school, has helped deliver and integrate a number of new facilities and learning centres at the campus, including an e-learning centre, visual arts centre and hospitality trade training centre. The old library was painfully inadequate for a school of 700 students, able to cope with only one class at a time. 


The library quickly became the hub of the school


The new facility provided some technical challenges for Tectvs in that it had to straddle an existing building and resolve safety and accessibility issues. The functional outcome exceeded the school’s expectations, including expanding user capacity to three classes simultaneously.

  From street-view, the building acts as a brand for the school itself

From street-view, the building acts as a brand for the school itself

  The raised structure enables greater use of social space for students

The raised structure enables greater use of social space for students

  A flexible, modern fit-out with high visibility enables staff to perform at their best

A flexible, modern fit-out with high visibility enables staff to perform at their best